Candidate Site Submission

Ended on the 13 September 2022
For instructions on how to use the system and make comments, please see our help guide.

Vale of Glamorgan Replacement Local Development Plan 2021-2036

Candidate Site Submission Form

Submission of a candidate site is no guarantee that the site will be allocated in the Replacement LDP. The information provided in the candidate site form will be used by the Council to undertake a detailed site assessment. The site assessment methodology that will be used to assess the submitted candidate sites can be viewed online and at the following locations during normal opening hours:

  • Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU
  • Barry Library
  • Barry Docks, Barry, CF63 4RT
  • Cowbridge Library
  • Llantwit Major Library
  • Penarth Library 

A separate candidate site form must be completed for each site submitted. If alternative uses are proposed for the same site, a separate candidate site form will be required for each use. 

The candidate site form sets out all the information we require to undertake a robust assessment. It is therefore important that you complete all sections of the form. You will also need to provide a map of the candidate site for the submission to be registered.

All of the information requested on the form is publicly available. However, the Council has provided access to an online mapping tool which will assist in the completion of some elements of the candidate site form. The symbol on the form and within the guidance notes indicates that the required information is available via the mapping tool.

The Council has prepared a guidance note to assist site promoters in the completion of the candidate site form. 

The ‘Call’ for candidate sites will take place between 20th June 2022 – 13th September 2022. Completed candidate site forms should be returned by 13th September 2022. 

The Council’s preference is for candidate sites to submitted electronically via the online portal  on the Council’s web site. However, candidate sites submitted via alternative means will also be accepted.

This candidate site form is available in other formats on request e.g. Welsh, large print.

How we will use your information

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, placing new restrictions on how organisations can hold and use your personal data and defining your rights with regard to that data. Any personal information disclosed to us will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

All candidate sites will be available for public inspection in the form of a candidate site register and cannot therefore be treated as confidential. Details of candidate sites will also be circulated to internal and external stakeholders to allow them to be assessed as part of the Replacement LDP process. No personal information will be included as part of this.

Contact details of all site promoters and their agents (where applicable) will be added to the Council’s Replacement LDP database.  The Council will correspond with all stakeholders via email unless otherwise specified.

Please Note: For a site to be considered as a Candidate Site it must meet one of the following site thresholds:

For residential development - There is a minimum site size threshold of 0.3 ha or 10 dwellings, at a minimum density of 30 dwellings per hectare [net]. In appropriate ‘urban locations’ e.g. Barry town centre the Council will seek a minimum density of 50 dwellings per hectare [net] in line with the strategic placemaking principles in Future Wales. 

For non-residential development - A building must have a minimum floorspace of 1,000m² or the site must have a minimum gross site area of 1ha.

There is no minimum threshold for sites which seek to protect current land uses or propose gypsy and traveller accommodation, community uses, green spaces, and infrastructure uses.

Candidate sites below these thresholds will not be accepted for the purposes of this exercise.  Where a site is proposed for a mix of uses the threshold which corresponds with the primary form of development should be utilised.

For instructions on how to use the system and make comments, please see our help guide.
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