Evidence Base

Page updated on: 14/02/2024

Legislation requires the Local Development Plan (LDP) to be “sound”, and for this to be tested by an independent examination. To ensure “soundness”, we as the Local Planning Authority are required to collect and demonstrate the use of evidence for relevant social, environmental and economic issues. 

This process starts with identifying the main issues and objectives to be addressed by the LDP. The plan process is described as being “front-loaded” as most of the work in developing evidence and consulting the community is at an early stage before the draft plan is produced.

A number of conversations have been undertaken as part of the Plan’s preparation. They are available to download below.

These documents are available on request:

  • Mid and South West Wales Housing Assessment Housing Market Evidence for: Mid and South West Wales 2019 Published October 2020
  • Mid and South West Wales Housing Assessment Summary of Local Housing Market for Carmarthenshire 2019 Published in October 2020
  • South West Wales - Stage 1 Strategic Flood Consequences Assessment, Appendix A2 Flood Risk Mapping'
  • Nutrient Neutrality Interim Action Plan Technical Report
  • DTA Advice on River Twyi