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Supplementary guidance

Selective use of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) is a means of setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which the policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas. While only policies in the LDP have special status in determining planning applications, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration.

The Council has therefore produced the following list of SPG which it intends to produce and/or update during the course of the Plan period. For clarity, the LDP policy number which the SPG will further clarify is given along with an anticipated date of publication.

Upon adoption and implementation of the LDP it may become apparent that further SPG is required to clarify certain policies in the Plan. The Council therefore may need to issue additional SPG to those outlined in the table.

LDP Policy Reference Policy Name Supplementary Planning Guidance Anticipated Date of Publication
I1 Infrastructure Requirements

SPG: Planning Obligations

Published: October 2016
SP5 Development in the Coastal Corridor Strategy Area SPG: Fabian Way Innovation Corridor

September 2019

SRA2 Harbourside Strategic Regeneration Area Port Talbot Harbourside & Town Centre Development Framework SPG September 2019
VRS1 Valleys Regeneration Scheme Park Avenue Development Framework SPG To be confirmed
AH1 Affordable Housing SPG: Affordable Housing Published: October 2016
OS1 Open Space Provision SPG: Open Space & Greenspace Published: July 2017
EC1 Employment Allocations SPG: Baglan Energy Park Development Framework Published: October 2016
EN2 Special Landscape Areas SPG: Landscape and Seascape

Supporting Documents
NPT LANDMAP - Landscape Assessment (2004)

Carmarthen Bay, Gower and Swansea Bay - Local Seascape Character Assessment (2017)
Published: May 2018
EN6 Important Biodiversity and Geodiversity Sites SPG: Biodiversity and Geodiversity Published: May 2018


Pollution and Land Stability

SPG: Pollution Published: October 2016
EN9 Developments in the Central Port Talbot Area
RE2 Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in New Development SPG: Renewable & Low Carbon Energy Published: July 2017
SP20 Transport Network SPG: Parking Standards Published: October 2016
BE1 Design SPG: Design Published: July 2017
BE2 Buildings of Local Importance SPG: The Historic Environment

SPG: Schedule of Buildings of Local Importance

SPG: Schedule of Designated Canal Structures
Published: April 2019
WL1 Developments in Language Sensitive Areas SPG: Development and the Welsh Language Published: July 2017

Section 106 Obligations – Viability Assessment Guidance Notes

Where an applicant indicates that they are unable to provide the full affordable housing requirement on viability grounds, they will need to submit a detailed financial appraisal of the proposed development. For more information, visit the Council's webpage, Viability Assessments for Planning Applications