The UK Renewable Energy Strategy, July 2009, sets out the Government’s path to secure 15% of the Country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020. Local planning authorities need to help deliver this target through the planning system and demonstrate how they are planning for a low carbon future in a changing climate.
Onshore wind energy is already playing a big role in delivering renewable electricity in Carmarthenshire. But this is not the only way to deliver renewable energy, especially in Carmarthenshire where there are a range of renewable resources to tap into.
Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP)
The Planning Act 2008 was introduced to streamline the decision-making process for nationally significant infrastructure projects, making it fairer and faster for communities and developers alike.
Nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP) are major infrastructure developments in England and Wales, such as proposals for power plants, large renewable energy projects, power lines, new airports and airport extensions, major road projects etc.
Applications are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for assessment and a report must be prepared for the relevant Secretary of State to make the final decision.
Pre-application charging regime for NSIP projects
We offer a chargeable pre-application advice service to developers of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). The guidance attached sets out the level of advice developers can expect and within what timescale. The advice given under the terms of the guidance will relate to information requested prior to the formal submission of NSIPS and also advice required from the Local Authority once a decision has been issued by the Secretary of State. Clarification on the disclosure of public and commercially sensitive information is also provided along with a schedule of fees and the associated payment procedures.
Wind and Solar Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance
The Wind and Solar Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance was adopted in June 2019 and is available to view in the downloads section below.
FAQs - Planning
Extending / changing your home
- Lawful Development Certificate
- Pre-application advice service
- Householder planning permission
- Neighbouring properties / party walls
- Bats and nesting birds
- Conservation areas
- Listed buildings
Search for a planning application
Comment on a planning application
Submit a planning application
Pre-application consultation (PAC)
How planning decisions are made
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS)
Breach of planning
Building a new house
Highways planning liaison
Major Planning Applications
- Local Development Plan 2006 - 2021
- LDP Review Report
- Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)
- Affordable Housing
- Affordable Housing areas
- Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
- Housing Land Supply
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
My Nearest - Planning information
- Understanding listing
- When is listed building consent required?
- Alterations to Listed Buildings
- Applying for listed building consent
- What happens after a decision on listed building consent has been made?
- Works to a listed building without consent
- Maintenance and Repair
- Further sources of information
Street naming & numbering
Local Development Plan 2018 - 2033
- Integrated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment
- Delivery Agreement
- Candidate Sites
- Inspector’s Report and Adoption
- Submission and Independent Examination
- Second Deposit Revised Local Development Plan
- Preferred Strategy (Pre-Deposit Public Consultation)
- Development of an evidence base
- Frequently asked questions
- First Deposit Revised LDP
Planning permission for developers
- Section 106: Affordable homes
- Section 106: Planning obligations
- Development Viability Model (DVM) Assessment Tool
Local Development Order (LDO)
Apply for Section 106 funds
Conservation & countryside
- Why biodiversity matters?
- Priority Species in Carmarthenshire
- Priority Habitats in Carmarthenshire
- Carmarthenshire Nature Partnership
- HLF Bogs project
- Marsh fritillary project
- Get out and about!
- Legislation and Guidance
- Protected sites
- Ash dieback disease
- Wildlife in your Ward
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