12th July - Monmouthshire exploring where future growth is needed and where it will go...

Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) is in the process of preparing a Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) for the County that will cover the period 2018-2033.

The Chepstow Place Plan will be supplementary to this plan – and will be referred to as SPG - Supplementary Planning Guidance. All the work that we are undertaking, and all the comments received during the Place Plan community engagement phase will be fed back into the RLDP. We are in close liaison with the Planning Policy team at MCC who are aware of the Place Plan work being undertaken in Chepstow.

You can find out more, including how to speak to Monmouthshire planning officers below, who will be in Chepstow at the Drill Hall on 14th July between 1pm – 7pm. .

RLDP Preferred Strategy stage MCC are revisiting the Preferred Strategy stage due to the delays incurred due to Covid-19 and the publication of updated key evidence (namely the Welsh Government 2018-based population and household projections). The Preferred Strategy provides the strategic direction for the development and use of land in Monmouthshire over the Plan period 2018 to 2033 and identifies how much growth is needed and where this growth will broadly be located.

MCC are currently consulting on the RLDP Preferred Strategy together with supporting information. The consultation period runs between Monday 5th July to Tuesday 31st August 2021.

A number of community and stakeholder “drop-in sessions” are also being held in different places around Monmouthshire during the consultation period where you can book an appointment in advance to learn more about this stage of plan making and speak to a planning officer - advance booking is required. Officers will be in Chepstow at the Drill Hall on 14th July between 1pm – 7pm. There are also virtual engagement sessions run online.

Further details can be found via the link below:


Documentation can be viewed via this link:


There is also an opportunity to view the documents at sites across Monmouthshire. Pre-booking is required and you can contact the Planning Policy team on 01633 644429 or email planningpolicy@monmouthshire.gov.uk to arrange.

Second Call for Candidate Sites

Alongside the Preferred Strategy consultation - a Second Call for Candidate Sites is taking place which invites the submission of new sites for potential inclusion in the RLDP that accord with the Preferred Strategy and seeks the submission of supporting information for existing Candidate Sites submitted during the first call that accord with the Preferred Strategy. This further call for sites will run for eight weeks from Monday 5th July to Tuesday 31st August 2021. For more information visit: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/planning-policy/candidate-sites/

The following links are a useful guide:

· The RLDP Consultation website: http://monmouthshire.planning-register.co.uk/

· The standard representation form: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/planning-policy/plan-preparation/preferred-strategy/

· Completed forms can be emailed to planningpolicy@monmouthshire.gov.uk or posted to Planning Policy, Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk NP15 1GA

Welsh language material relating to the RLDP can be accessed on the Monmouthshire Council website.