Completed petition Immediate review of the Neath Port Talbot LDP

We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government to schedule an immediate review of the Local Development Plan for the Neath Port Talbot Area. Urgent changes are needed in order to review the guidance for rural areas, specifically around Welsh Valley Regeneration. As local residents, we do not feel that enough measures are in place to protect our communities from negative commercial development which severely impacts residential areas. Change is needed to enforce policies on Active Travel, protecting residential settlements and the Well-Being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015. Our community in Blaengwrach is not adequately provided for in the LDP and we require action to be taken sooner than the scheduled review in 2020. We ask for the opportunity, at the very least, to be able to add exceptions and guidance to the LDP concerning developments attracting high volumes of traffic, such as petrol filling stations and drive through restaurants.

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