Replacement Local Development Plan

The Newport Local Development Plan (LDP) was adopted by the council on 27 January 2015 and sets out the council’s planning framework for the development and use of land in Newport between 2011 – 2026.

In accordance with statutory requirements the LDP has been monitored on an annual basis with five Annual Monitoring Reports (AMR) published to date.

To ensure that LDPs are kept up‐to‐date, local planning authorities are required to commence a full review of their plans at least once every four years following plan adoption, or sooner if the findings of the AMRs indicate significant concerns with a plan’s implementation.

On 14 October 2020 Newport City Council agreed to begin the formal review process of the LDP. 

December 2021 update

In the New Year, we will begin speaking with people in Newport about our new Local Development Plan.

The new plan will be about how land in and around Newport should be developed over the next fifteen years.

The plan will:

  • Decide where new development should happen.
  • Decide which areas should be protected.
  • Become the basis for how all planning applications in Newport will be decided.



Early in the New Year we will want to hear people’s views on the issues currently facing Newport and how they could be dealt with to make our city a better place to live, work and visit.

We need your help in reaching representatives from all types of communities in Newport and how we can best engage people in discussions on the plan.

Please send us an email if you have any suggestions on:

  • Names of active groups in your local community.
  • How we can best get people’s feedback.

You can email us via  Please include your contact details by email if you’d like to be kept up to date as the plan progresses. 

Stay informed

If you would like to be kept informed of the review and replacement LDP, including consultation and engagement events, please complete the replacement LDP contact form. 

If you prefer, you can request a copy of the form by either:


Download issue 002 August 2021 newsletter (pdf)

Download issue 001 February 2021 newsletter (pdf)

Candidate Sites

Now Closed (Submissions Period: 30 June 2021 – 27 August 2021)

As part of the ongoing work preparing the replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) we are now opening the Call for Candidate Sites.  Candidate Site proposals received within the consultation period will be considered for inclusion within the RLDP.  A Candidate Site Register will then be publicised at the Preferred Strategy stage anticipated in Autumn 2022. You can find out further information here.

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal

Now Closed (Submissions Period: 30 June 2021 – 27 August 2021)

An Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) is required as part of the development of the replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP).  The aim of the ISA is to inform and influence the plan-making process with a view to avoiding and mitigating negative impacts and maximising positive outcomes.  The Scoping Report for the ISA has now been drafted and is available. You can find out further information here.

Delivery Agreement Approved by Welsh Government

On the 24th May 2021 Welsh Government confirmed its approval of Newport City Councils Delivery Agreement, this can be viewed:

  • Online: Delivery Agreement
  • In Person **BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**: At Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport, NP20 4UR (between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday)

COVID-19: Please note due coronavirus restrictions, you are required to make an appointment before you visit the Civic Centre.

To arrange an appointment to view the Delivery Agreement at the Civic Centre, please contact the Planning Policy Team via:

email: or tel: 01633 210067 (Lindsay Christian) or 01633 851459 (Samantha Kremzer).

Review Report and Delivery Agreement

Consultation closed 5 March 2021The Review Report and Delivery Agreement were approved by Newport City Council on the 11th May 2021.

Download the Review Report (pdf)

Download the Delivery Agreement (pdf)

Informal call for large development sites

Closed 20 November 2020

The council invited submissions of potential development sites of over 1ha or more than 50 units to aid our understanding as to where the market is seeking to invest, this is now closed.

Please note: this was not a formal LDP stage. All site will need to be submitted at the formal call for candidate sites in spring/summer 2021.


Contact the Planning Policy Team if you require further assistance: