Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Vale Council LDP

The Vale Council have just released the latest version of their Local Development Plan.  The LDP is a critical planning document that sets out a range of policies and the locations of major developments for years to come.  I've had a quick look and picked up that the Vision and Objectives set out in the report make no mention of biodiversity (unless I've missed it!).  It also promotes development of a number of brownfield sites and I wonder how well understood they are from an ecological point of view, as such sites often support a plethora of rare invertebrates. 

If anyone is interested in commenting, there are drop-in sessions organised as follows:

  • Monday 7 October (Paget Rooms, Penarth)
  • Thursday 10 October (Dock offices, Barry)
  • Monday 14 October (Lesser Hall, Town Hall, Cowbridge)
  • Tuesday 15 October (Old School, Llantwit Major)
  • Tuesday 22 October (Gathering Place, St. Athan) 
The report itself is at

 It is also important to note that this is apparently an 'informal' consultation; the official public consultation will not begin until after it has been through various committees within the Council, probably later this month or early next.

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