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Welsh Government is encouraging a new approach to community planning in Wales and County Councils are being encouraged to support local communities in preparing locally based Place Plans with the aim of having these adopted by the County Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) to sit below the Local Development Plan.

Cynlluniau Lle Ceredigion Place Plans is a “Bottom up” approach giving the community an opportunity to come together and discuss what needs to happen to make their place the best it can possibly be. The Place Plans process is a way for the community to address land use and development issues and concerns at the local, community level, as well as to achieve local aspirations.

Place Plans are currently underway in the six major towns in Ceredigion – Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Lampeter, Tregaron, Cardigan and Llandysul. These areas have also been engaging with their surrounding communities to involve them in the process. The Place Plans steering group have undertaken an engagement process which has included compiling questionnaires, arrange workshops, hold drop in sessions etc, to consult the community to get an inclusive picture of what is best for their community.


The Place Plan process has five distinct stages:

Stage 1 – Preliminary Stage - The Town & Community Councils have set up a local steering group.

Stage 2 – Consultation and Workshop Stage to find out more about their communities. This has been undertaken by the local town/community councils together with guidance and assistance from Consultant.

Stage 3 – Consultation Analysis.

Stage 4 – Draft Place Plan proposals (to include the SPG document and an additional document detailing issues raise by the communities that does not fit within the SPG).

Stage 5 – Final Place Plans and Consultation for Adoption as SPG.


For further information on our projects, discuss your ideas or for information regarding eligibility of support please call the Cynnal y Cardi team on 01545 572063; e-mail; or visit

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.