Proposed by: Councillor John Lancaster
Seconded by: Councillor Shaun Jenkins
According to Planning Policy Wales Edition 10 (December 2018), the essential difference between a green wedge and a Green Belt is, “…that land within a Green Belt should be protected for a longer period than the relevant current development plan period, whereas green wedge policies should be reviewed as part of the development plan review process.”
This Council notes:
· The current Local Development Plan will expire in 2026.
· That the green wedge protection to the North of Cardiff, stretching from Creigiau to St Mellons will be reviewed as part of the next LDP.
· That the National Development Framework Consultation Draft states:
“The Welsh Government supports the use of green belts in the South East region in managing and planning urban growth. Planning Policy Wales sets out the policy context for them. The Strategic Development Plan must identify a green belt that includes the area to the north of the M4 from the Severn Crossings to North Cardiff.”
We therefore call on this Council to work with neighbouring Local Authorities to reaffirm and enhance the protection by designating the current green wedge land as a Green Belt in order to afford greater long term protection to the City region’s green assets.