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Revised LDP Delivery Agreement

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council are required by law to prepare and maintain a Local Development Plan (LDP). The current LDP (2006 – 2021) was adopted in 2011 and was subject to a full Review in 2019. The findings of the associated Review Report concluded that the Council should commence a full Revision of the LDP.

The first key stage of the Revised LDP is to write a Delivery Agreement for its preparation. The Delivery Agreement is split into two key parts:

  • The Timetable for the project management of the Revised LDP, setting out the statutory stages of the plan making process and when we have committed for them to take place. This also determines and evidences the availability of the necessary budgetary and staff resources that are required to prepare the Plan.
  • The Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) then sets out the principles, strategy and mechanisms for early, continuous and broad stakeholder involvement in the preparation of the Revised LDP. The CIS shows how, who, and when the Local Planning Authority will seek the involvement and engagement of these stakeholders. This will include, but certainly not be restricted to, the general public, community groups, commercial developers and public bodies and service providers alike.

In March/April 2022, the Council and Welsh Government approved a Delivery Agreement for a Revised LDP 2022 - 2037, with a start date of April 2022. In July 2023, an amendment to the DA and its timetable was approved. The new DA Timetable sets out timeline for the completion of the Revised LDP through to its adoption in May 2026, as follows.

Key Stage


Preparation of the Pre-Deposit Stage of the Revised LDP including the Preferred Strategy

From April 2022

Consultation on the Preferred Strategy

January/February 2024

Preparation of the Deposit Revised LDP

March 2024

Consultation on the Deposit Revised LDP


January/February 2025

Submit Revised LDP to Welsh Government


June 2025

Independent Examination


November/December 2025


May 2026

For further information on the Revised LDP, please contact the Planning Policy Team as below. It would be preferable to receive contact via email, as follows;

The team are based at the following address, although some working from home practises are in place. Communication via post may be subject to an element of delay. 

If you wish to view a hard copy of the document, this is available to view at our libraries and One4All centres.  A copy of the document is also available for inspection at our principal office at 2 Llys Cadwyn, Pontypridd during normal office hours, subject to prior appointment. 

Planning Policy Team

2 Llys Cadwyn

Taff Street


CF37 4TH

Tel:  01443 281129