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Candidate sites and register

The LDP Manual (PDF 511 KB)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window (Welsh Government 2006)  recommends that local planning authorities engage with developers and landowners at the evidence gathering stage of the LDP process to obtain information about potential development sites that may be included in the plan. These potential sites are referred to as Candidate sites. 


The aim of this is to avoid unidentified sites coming forward at the examination stage and also to ensure that the LDP strategy can be delivered in relation to the use of land. View the candidate site explanatory note (PDF 40.4 KB)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window.


In October 2010 we formally invited developers, landowners, agents, Council departments and others with an interest in land, to submit sites they wanted to be considered for development or reuse through the LDP. Sites could be put forward for a range if different uses, including:


  • housing,
  • employment,
  • retail,
  • leisure,
  • waste,
  • transport (e.g. park and ride sites),
  • open space, and
  • other community uses of the site.


In total, 112 candidate sites have been suggested for different uses on a wide range of sites around the city. Approximately 18,000 housing units in total have been submitted on green field sites with about 2,000 housing units submitted on brownfield land.


Candidate Site Register


We have compiled a register of submitted candidate sites. At this stage the register includes the following information:


  • site identification number,
  • site location, site plan,
  • site area in hectares,
  • the existing use and proposed use.


It is important to point out that these are expressions of interest from landowners and not the Council's proposals for the plan. The submission of sites should not be interpreted in any way as a commitment by the Council to include them in the final plan.


This site register is not a consultation document but is available for public inspection online and at County Hall.


View the Candidate Site Register (PDF 7.53 MB)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


Note: the Register was revised in March 2011 - the site boundary of Site 97 Plas Gwyn Residential Campus was extended to include BBC land.