Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan Contents 1 2 3 Introduction 2 1.1 3 Policy Context 4 2.1 2.2 2.3 4 5 6 5 6 National context Regional context Local context Key Issues in Carmarthenshire 3.1 3.2 4 Purpose of this Paper 9 National and regional issues Local issues 9 10 Balancing infrastructure needs 14 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 14 14 15 15 15 17 17 Engagement Transport Flooding Water Drainage Electricity Gas Assessment of sites allocated in the deposit LDP 19 5.1 5.2 5.3 19 21 24 Growth Areas Strategic Sites Settlement Hierarchy (Non-Strategic Sites) Conclusions 26 6.1 26 Development Trajectory Appendix A - Summary Schedules of Development Comments 1 28 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 1. Introduction (I) Carmarthenshire County Council (the Council) is in the process of preparing a Local Development Plan (LDP) for its area (excluding that part contained within the Brecon Beacons National Park). (II) The Plan will contain detailed policies and proposals, both for the use of land and also the protection of the environment. It will guide investment and the delivery of services and infrastructure and will determine the level of provision and location of new housing and employment opportunities. The LDP provides the framework for considering all land use proposals across the plan period. (III) The vision contained within the deposit LDP is set out below: CARMARTHENSHIRE 2021 Carmarthenshire will be a prosperous and sustainable County of contrasts. It will have distinctive rural, urban and coastal communities, a unique culture, a high quality environment and a vibrant and diverse economy. The County will offer a high quality of life within safe, accessible and inclusive communities. Everyone will have access to good quality employment, a suitable mix of housing and to community and recreational facilities – all within a clean and green environment. IN SPATIAL TERMS THE COUNTY WILL BE CHARACTERISED BY: • Llanelli fulfilling its potential as a modern and vibrant service centre developing upon its waterfront location. • Carmarthen continuing to thrive as a prosperous and strategically located service and administration centre retaining its distinctive county town character. • The ongoing emergence of Ammanford/Cross Hands as a distinctive and diverse Western Valleys based growth area. • Sustainable socially inclusive communities and efficient local economies centred upon the County’s market towns and larger villages. • Vibrant rural communities as living, working environments. • A countryside that is valued and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. 2 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 1.1 Purpose of this Paper (I) The emphasis in the preparation of the LDP is on ensuring the ‘soundness’ of the plan as a whole. The LDP needs to be clear about the role it will play in contributing towards the development of a sustainable, green and resilient economy. The Plan should provide a firm basis for rational and consistent decision making and is fundamental in planning for sustainable development. The Plan will also need to demonstrate that it can address and/or mitigate against issues associated with developmental constraints such as the provision of suitable infrastructure or biodiversity issues. It should wherever possible identify previously developed land in preference to greenfield sites. (II) This Paper has been prepared to set the policy context, outline the key issues relevant to Carmarthenshire and assess the deposit LDP allocations in terms of infrastructure capacity and availability. Reference should also be given to the wider evidence base that supports the Plan, particularly in terms of evidence published in respect of the Burry Inlet. Such documentation is available for viewing on the Council’s website. 3 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 2. Policy Context 2.1 National context 2.1.1 Wales Spatial Plan – People, Places, Futures (2008 update) (I) Carmarthenshire is situated within the following three Spatial Plan areas each with their own distinct vision for that area: (II) Central Wales ‘High-quality living and working in smaller-scale settlements set within a superb environment, providing dynamic models of rural sustainable development, moving all sectors to higher value-added activities’. (III) Swansea Bay - Waterfront and Western Valleys 'A network of interdependent settlements with Swansea at its heart which pull together effectively as a city region with a modern, competitive, knowledge-based economy designed to deliver a high quality of life, a sustainable environment, a vibrant waterfront and excellent national and international connections'. (IV) Pembrokeshire – The Haven ‘A network of strong communities supported by a robust, sustainable, diverse high valueadding economy underpinned by the Area’s unique environment, maritime access and internationally important energy and tourism opportunities’. (V) Carmarthen is identified as a primary settlement with a strategic role in all three of the above Spatial Plan Areas. (VI) The key priorities for the region, spanning all three areas are to: Build on the important key centres in the area, enhancing the attractiveness of the area as a place for people to live and work sustainably; Improve accessibility and overcome issues of peripherality by improving strategic transport links; Improve strategic economic infrastructure; Develop a cutting edge knowledge economy; Reduce economic inactivity and develop an integrated skills strategy; Increase higher value-adding economic activities, particularly in the rural economy; Develop a strong leisure and activity based tourism industry; Ensure that environmental protection and enhancement are fully integrated; Realise the full potential of the area’s diverse environment and its unique cultural identity. (VII) The Wales Spatial Plan recognises that regeneration and infrastructure play a large part in helping areas realise their visions. 4 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 2.1.2 Planning Policy Wales (PPW) (2012) (I) PPW sets out that adequate and efficient infrastructure is crucial for the economic, social and environmental sustainability of all parts of Wales. It underpins economic competitiveness and opportunities for households and businesses to achieve more socially and environmentally desirable ways of living and working. At the same time, infrastructure which is poorly designed or badly located can exacerbate problems rather than solving them. (II) PPW provides a Policy Framework for physical infrastructure and the relevant objectives for infrastructure and services are: to protect and improve water resources through increased efficiency and demand management of water; to ensure that appropriate sewerage facilities are provided to convey, treat and dispose of waste water in accordance with appropriate legislation and sustainability principles; take into account the capacity of existing infrastructure, and the need for additional facilities in the preparation of development plans and the consideration of planning applications. (III) PPW advocates that in general, local planning authorities should seek to maximise the use of existing infrastructure and should consider phasing development over the period of the LDP in order to better coordinate different types of infrastructure provision. 2.1.3 Wales Infrastructure Improvement Plan (WIIP) (I) The WIIP provides a list of all Welsh Government programmes and projects where total scheme value exceeds £15m and if not already started, are due to begin within the next three years. Relevant projects specific to Carmarthenshire include: A477 St Clears to Red Roses Trunk Road Improvement (Construction started in February 2012. Completion planned by winter 2014); A40 Llanddewi Velfrey – Penblewin (Construction could start in 2016). 2.2 Regional Context 2.2.1 South West Wales Regional Transport Plan (RTP) (2010-2015) (I) Carmarthenshire is part of the South West Wales Integrated Transport Consortium (SWWITCH) which has developed and adopted a Regional Transport Plan (RTP) for South West Wales 2010-2015. The RTP sets out that there are strong north-south links, by bus and road, between North Pembrokeshire/ northern Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Furthermore the Heart of Wales rail service provides an important link between Swansea/Llanelli and Mid Wales. The predominant cross boundary links in South Wales are along the M4 corridor and the South Wales line. There are a number of specific projects being pursued by SWWITCH within the Regional Transport Plan relevant to Carmarthenshire: (II) Improvements to Rail Services West of Swansea: Redoubling the line west of Swansea to secure improved services to west Wales; 3 trains per hour between Swansea, Gowerton, Llanelli and Carmarthen; Hourly services from Carmarthen to Milford Haven. 5 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (III) Trunk Road Commitments: A40 Penblewin to Slebech; A40 The Kell; A477 St Clears to Red Roses; A40 Llandewi Velfrey to Penblewin; A483 Llandeilo bypass. (IV) M4 and Trunk Road priority measures: M4 junction improvements to reduce congestion and improve connectivity; Consideration of Park and Share sites near to M4 junctions; Signalisation of Pensarn roundabout in Carmarthen; A48 at Cross Hands improvements; Trunking of A4138 - between M4 and Llanelli. (V) A40 improvements: Improvements to the A40 west of St Clears including dualling if the business case is proven; Access from the A40 to the proposed Carmarthen west link road; Develop Priority Bus Corridors with enhanced services between key regional centres. 2.3 Local Context (I) The Carmarthenshire Unitary Development Plan (UDP) was formally adopted on 19 July 2006. The UDP puts in place a framework for sufficient land to be made available to facilitate enterprise and employment. This land is well served by infrastructure and is located in accordance with sustainability principles. Such principles include: A preference for the use of previously developed land; Proximity to existing urban developments (and in accordance with the spatial hierarchy); Good access to the public transport and primary road networks; and Good quality telecommunications. (II) The Council is currently preparing its Local Development Plan (LDP). Upon adoption, the LDP will replace the UDP as the development plan for the area. The Deposit LDP includes the following policy framework for infrastructure development in Carmarthenshire. Whilst the below policy review sets out a synopsis of the deposit LDP policy framework, reference should be made to the deposit LDP itself for a full and comprehensive appreciation thereof. It should be noted that any development proposal should satisfy the policies and proposals of the Plan as a whole rather than individual policies. (III) Review of Policy SP1 - Sustainable Places and Spaces This policy conveys that proposals for development will be supported where they reflect sustainable development and design principles. Of notable interest is criterion (f): promoting active transport infrastructure and safe and convenient sustainable access particularly through walking and cycling. 6 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (IV) Review of Policy SP9 - Transportation A notable extract from this policy states that: Transport routes, improvements and associated infrastructural facilities which deliver the objectives and priorities of the Regional Transport Plan for South West Wales will be supported. (V) The policy also conveys that the following improvements to the highway infrastructure will be safeguarded and the routes identified on the proposals map: 1. Cross Hands Economic Link Road 2. Carmarthen West Link Road (VI) The following Welsh Government improvements to the highway infrastructure will be safeguarded: 3. A477 St Clears to Red Roses Improvement – Phase 2 4. A483 Llandeilo and Ffairfach Improvement – Phase 3 (VII) Improvements to the highway network will be provided at the following locations (where the land take requirements are not known): 5. Ammanford Distributor Road – Phase 2 6. Carmarthen East Link Road 7. Gwendraeth Valley Link Road (VIII) Review of Policy SP17 - Infrastructure The supporting text of this policy states that: The existence of appropriate infrastructure services including water supply, sewerage, land drainage, gas, electricity and telecommunications is vital to ensuring the delivery of the Plan’s policies and proposals. (IX) Furthermore, the supporting text outlines that: The quality and capacity of infrastructure plays a key role in delivering the plan’s objectives and is identified as a fundamental issue for the LDP. The existence of appropriate infrastructure is of acknowledged importance in influencing the Plan’s policies and proposals for the location, scale and phasing of development. The Plan, through its policies and proposals, in seeking to deliver sustainable growth recognises current provision and facilitates makes provision for the potential infrastructure improvements. The LDP also explores and sets out methods which will contribute to reducing the burden in relation to certain infrastructural issues. (X) In addition it is clarified that the LDP works alongside utility providers’ network improvement plans to ensure that development is co-ordinated and is deliverable. The supporting text concludes by stating that: ‘it is considered that the LDP’s strategy in directing growth to sustainable settlements will provide an opportunity to improve existing service provision as opposed to possible alternative strategies creating new settlements or significant extensions to settlements which would require significant investment in new infrastructure’. 7 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (XI) Policy SP17 Infrastructure (as contained in the deposit LDP) is set out below: Development will be directed to locations where adequate and appropriate infrastructure is available or can be readily provided. The LDP therefore supports the economic provision of infrastructure by allocating sites in identified settlements and in accordance with the Settlement Framework. Proposals for development will be permitted where infrastructure exists or where it is demonstrated that it will exist or be funded by, or an appropriate contribution is provided by the developer prior to beneficial use of the site. Renewable energy generation and associated utility connections will be encouraged, in appropriate locations, subject to other Plan policies. Proposals for ancillary developments to the utilities infrastructure will be permitted where: a) they have regard to their setting; b) incorporate landscaping; and c) do not conflict with the areas built, historic, cultural and nature conservation and landscape qualities. (Policy SP13 and SP14) Planning Obligations relating to developer contributions towards necessary infrastructure improvements may be sought subject to policy GP3. (XII) Review of Policy GP3 - Planning Obligations The Deposit LDP states that the provision or availability of adequate infrastructure, services and facilities is a pre-requisite for development to take place. Consequently where this provision is not available, or not of a standard or level required to serve the development, the Council will look to the developer to make an appropriate contribution. (XIII) Policy GP3 Planning Obligations (as contained in the deposit LDP) is set out below: The Council will, where necessary, seek to secure contributions from developers through Planning Obligations (Section 106 agreements) to fund improvements or future provision to satisfy requirements arising from the new development. Where applicable, contributions will also be sought towards the future maintenance of facilities either in the form of initial support or in perpetuity. Future use of obligations will be considered in light of the provisions of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). (XIV) Policy GP4 Infrastructure and New Development (as contained in the deposit LDP) is set out below: Proposals for development will be permitted where the infrastructure is adequate to meet the needs of the development. Proposals which require the provision of new or improved infrastructure will be permitted where the required work is funded by, or an appropriate contribution is provided by, the developer. Planning obligations and conditions will be used (where appropriate) to ensure that new or improved facilities are provided to serve the new development. (XV) Particular regard should also be given to the Council’s commitment to prepare Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on a range of relevant topics – including Phasing and to policy GP5 of deposit LDP. Reference should also be given to the background paper in respect of the Burry Inlet together with the wider evidence base of the Plan. This information will be available on the Council’s website. 8 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 3. Key issues in Carmarthenshire This section summarises a number of key issues in Carmarthenshire; setting out the current trends and identifying relevant infrastructure developments planned over the course of the LDP period. 3.1 National and regional issues (I) The position of Carmarthenshire in 3 Wales Spatial Plan Strategic Areas emphasises the County’s strategic importance at a national and regional level. The key issues at national and regional level are considered to include: (II) Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford/Cross Hands are identified as settlements of a regional importance in the WSP due to the fact that they are key socio-economic hubs for the region: Carmarthen has a key role to play as a major service centre and cross-boundary settlement. It is the gateway to West Wales and plays an important sub regional role given its prominent hierarchical classification within the Haven, Western Valleys and Central Wales Area Action Plans and Strategic Frameworks; Llanelli is a major service centre and plays an important sub regional role within the Swansea Bay & Western Valleys Action Plan and Strategic Frameworks (including the Sustainable Regeneration Framework and the Waterfront Master plan); Ammanford/Cross Hands is a major service centre and plays an important sub regional role within the Swansea Bay & Western Valleys Action Plan and Strategic Frameworks (including the Sustainable Regeneration Framework and Valleys Regional Park). (III) European funding is important in delivering sustainable social, economic and environment improvements. (IV) Building sustainable communities within the region will require the tackling of deprivation and poverty. This raises issues for the LDP in terms of: co-ordinated regeneration; delivery of a suitable range and mix of housing; and access to sound health services. (V) Promoting a sustainable economy within the region will need to address economic inactivity. This raises issues for the LDP in terms of the need for: employment sites (new/existing), skills development and infrastructure provision (including ICT). (VI) Valuing the region’s environment will require the protection, regeneration and enhancement of land, biodiversity, marine and the historic environment. Climate change is an important factor. (VII) Achieving sustainable accessibility within the region will allow residents to access jobs and public services and will allow businesses to be competitive. (VII) Respecting distinctiveness within the region will engender a sense of place. This raises issues for the LDP in terms of developing and enhancing distinctive communities through: conserving and celebrating heritage and the natural environment, promoting and safeguarding the Welsh language and ensuring a role for culture, the arts and sport/recreation. 9 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 3.2 Local issues (I) Carmarthenshire is located in south west Wales and is the third largest county in the principality, covering some 2,371 square kilometres (11.5% of the total land mass of Wales). The County adjoins seven local authorities - Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Ceredigion, Powys, Brecon Beacons National Park, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. (II) The characteristics drawn out from a review of the baseline data can be summarised as follows: (III) Carmarthenshire is a County of contrasts; (IV) It is a predominately rural area in terms of land mass; (V) The more densely populated urban areas are located to the south east of the County with the remaining more sparsely populated rural areas; (VI) It has an ageing population; (VII) The Welsh language is a key component in the social, cultural and economic life of the County’s population; (VIII) The rural economy, (particularly agriculture) plays an important part in the County’s economy; (IX) Parts of the eastern side of the County have social, economic and environmental pressures relating to the decline of traditional industries; (X) The importance of the natural environment is recognised, as is the need to continue protecting its nature conservation and biodiversity interests; and (XI) There is a rich and varied built and historic environment with a large number of designations associated with it (Conservation Areas, Listed buildings, and Scheduled Ancient Monuments). 3.2.1 Housing (I) In order to ensure the overall housing land requirement of 15,197 for the plan period 2006 – 2021 is met, the Deposit LDP makes provision for 16,324 new dwellings. Sufficient land is allocated (on sites of 5 or more dwellings) to accommodate 13,340 dwellings for the plan period. The allocation of land to meet the housing land supply requirement will focus on the three identified growth areas (as set out in Section 5 of this Paper) with development distributed throughout the remainder of the hierarchy reflecting factors such as their sustainable merits, availability of services and facilities and their ability to accommodate growth. (II) This supply as set out within the Deposit LDP would see a distribution as follows across the settlement hierarchy: Settlement Hierarchy Percentage Units Growth Areas 60.5% 8068 Service Centres 12.4% 1655 Local Service Centres 12.2% 1627 Sustainable Communities 14.2% 1990 10 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 3.2.2 Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Communities (I) The Deposit LDP recognises the requirement to direct growth and development to settlements and locations where essential services and facilities are available. The contribution that new development can make in ensuring the continued viability of facilities in towns and villages in the county is acknowledged. The capacity of settlements and their ability to accommodate growth and function as sustainable communities is reliant upon a number of factors such as: infrastructure, character, biodiversity/ecology, flood risk, land availability and other capacity issues. These factors influence the level of land allocation for development and therefore the implementation of the Deposit LDP is dependent on the ability of a settlement to accommodate its potential share of any growth. 3.2.3 Employment and the Economy (I) The Deposit LDP directs proposals for the allocation of employment land proportionally to the top three tiers of the settlement hierarchy. However in recognition of the diverse nature of the County, it will take due account of employment opportunities in smaller communities and of appropriate rural enterprises. (II) The Employment Land Study (ELS) (2010) states that there is a requirement to improve the employment sectoral base through diversity and quality of accommodation, delivering the following key actions: improve competitiveness and growth in automotive components; buildings and construction; distribution; education; health and social work; knowledge based activities including research and development; retail and wholesaling; and tourism; encourage new business, support growth of existing businesses, improve marketing to encourage inward investment in agri-food processing; biotechnology; creative industries; environmental goods; non-food primary processing; and high value manufacturing; stabilise employment levels and improve quality and appropriate diversity in agriculture; other manufacturing; and public administration. (III) Reference should be made to the Employment Land Update Paper (Summer 2013) which builds upon the ELS previously undertaken. All of this information is available on the Council’s website. (IV) Within the retail hierarchy, Carmarthen, Llanelli and the Cross Hands/ Ammanford represent important centres. Carmarthen, in particular, fulfils a key role as a regional centre beyond the plan area boundaries (as recognised within the Wales Spatial Plan), with recent and on-going retail developments emphasising its role. (V) Tourism remains important to the Carmarthenshire economy. The Deposit LDP seeks to ensure that proposals for new tourism related developments are located in sustainable and accessible locations and that local communities are not adversely affected. In this regard, the Tourism policy framework is supported by a tourism hierarchy. 3.2.4 Environment and Climate Change (I) The quality of the landscapes, natural environment and biodiversity of the plan area contributes significantly to the County’s identity, character and distinctiveness. (II) In particular, flooding has become an increasingly prominent consideration in planning for the future use of land. With significant numbers of the County’s settlements subject to flood risk (be it fluvial or tidal), the predicted increases in the propensity to flood will inevitably impact upon the further ability of some settlements to accommodate growth. Reference should be made to paragraph 4.3 of this Paper, together with the LDP Strategic Flood Consequences Assessment (SFCA) which is available on the Council’s website. 11 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (III) The ecological footprint per person for Carmarthenshire was 4.39 in 2006 and for Wales it was 4.41 (source: LDP Topic Paper 5). One Wales One Planet sets out a target of reducing the per person figure to 1.88 within the lifetime of a generation and the Carmarthenshire LDP pre deposit proposals contain a framework consisting of strategic objectives, policies, targets/indicators and a spatial strategy that seek to make a contribution towards reducing the ecological footprint of the County. In terms of the role of the LDP in promoting sustainability and tackling climate change, there is potential to make tangible and quantifiable/measurable contributions within the following areas: The protection and enhancement of species and landscapes; Ensuring that carbon neutral buildings and homes are delivered; Planning for sustainable transport; Planning for food security and promoting local production; Planning for sustainable waste management; Planning for water management; Planning for Wellbeing and Planning for a resilient economy. (IV) Reference should be made to Topic Paper 5 – Sustainable Development and Climate Change, whilst the Sustainability Appraisal Report that supports the LDP process sets out that the key residual risks and opportunities for Carmarthenshire. The Habitats Regulations Assessment Report also ensures that the Plan’s potential impact on natura 2000 sites is fully considered. All of this information is available on the Council’s website. 3.2.5 Transport (I) Transportation issues in Carmarthenshire are particularly important in view of the dispersed nature of the County’s population, particularly in sparsely populated wards and where there is a reliance on the car as their main and/or only method of transport (notably in rural parts of the County). Given the rural character of large parts of the County, there is a recognition that the motor car will continue to play an important role. The principal highway network within the plan area includes the A48 trunk road leading to the M4 motorway (and its connections through South East Wales and beyond) together with a network of trunk and county roads. The road network consists of the following (source Regional Transport Plan). Carmarthenshire Road Length (Km) 12 M4 5 Class A (Trunk) 147 Class A (County) 247 Class B and C 1,579 Minor Surfaced 1,496 Total 3,474 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (III) In relation to passenger rail services, the County is served by the West Wales and Heart of Wales lines. The West Wales line has branches from Pembrokeshire which converge at Whitland and extend via Carmarthen and Llanelli to Swansea, from where they connect to the wider strategic rail network. The Heart of Wales line extends from Swansea to Shrewsbury and includes stops at Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandeilo, and Llandovery. This line, in addition to catering for local transport needs, provides a regional link from the North of England and the Midlands to South West Wales. (IV) The area is generally well served by public transport through the bus network albeit with the level and frequency of service subject to variation dependent upon location and destination. The urban south east where public transport provision is more prevalent, car ownership levels tend to be lower. Although bus routes are reasonably flexible, the feasibility and viability of provision can be assisted by the relative location of housing, employment, leisure and education destinations and recognition of its contribution to sustainability. 13 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 4. Balancing infrastructure needs A ‘high level’ review of the infrastructure needs for the LDP allocated sites has been completed. An Appraisal Summary Table (Appendix A) has been prepared to summarise the key deliverability issues for the Settlement Hierarchy - relevant to transport; water; drainage; and power (electricity and gas). 4.1 Engagement (I) Engagement has built upon the evidence base provided as part of the preparation of the deposit LDP. Reference has been made to responses from, and further consultation with members of the Technical Officer Group (TOG) amongst others. The TOG includes representation from: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (both Forward Planning and Coastal Management departments); Environment Agency Wales and Countryside Council for Wales (Natural Resources Wales); Council Highways officers Council Ecologists and Dyfed Archaeological Trust. Feedback was also received from Wales & West Utilities and Western Power Distribution. The key issues arising from the high-level responses and for Carmarthenshire more generally are summarised below. 4.2 Transport (I) A review of the strategic transport issues for the Growth Areas has been completed. In summary: (II) Consideration will need to be given to strategic road improvements (e.g. for Carmarthen West), as part of the development planning process. (III) It is likely that a proportion of development can proceed in advance of strategic transport improvements, although more detailed analysis is necessary to determine the precise timing of delivery. (IV) The sum total of allocations within any Growth Area will require some level of highways improvement. However, access can generally be provided to allocated sites, although the exact configuration of new access arrangements will be subject to site constraints, master planning and detailed design. At site development level, the need or otherwise for local junction, access or other improvements can only be fully confirmed by completing a Transport Assessment for the proposed development. (V) Road improvements required to alleviate highway capacity constraints may be deliverable at a later stage, although this will be dependent on whether there is spare capacity available to absorb any initial increase in traffic flows. The extent to which any disruption can be regarded as temporary may provide a degree of flexibility in situations where a longer term benefit can be demonstrated. 14 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 4.3 Flooding (I) The Stage One SFCA (2011) identifies that the key issues to be considered for allocated sites include: Emergency services and highly vulnerable development (as defined in TAN15) should not be allocated within zone C2; Due regard should be paid to the contents of the EA Flood Map and the EAs Areas Susceptible to Surface Water Flooding Maps in selecting sites; and For allocations proposed within zone C, a Stage Two / Three SFCA should be prepared. (II) Further more detailed consideration of flood risk is undertaken within the annexes to the Stage 1 SFCA and other evidence prepared in relation to flood risk which are available as part of the evidence base on the Council’s website. (III) Annex 1 of the stage 1 assessment seeks to review all housing, employment and mixed use allocations within the LDP (and proposed focused changes) in light of national planning policy – particularly Technical Advice Note (TAN) 15. In this regard, the consideration of flood risk seeks to ensure that the Plan is complaint with the tests of soundness – particularly C2 – compliance with national policy. It should be noted that the above annex reflects the updated Development Advice Maps (DAMs) issued in March 2013. It should be noted that the paper does include some recommendations which have resulted in focused changes to be made to the deposit LDP allocations on the basis of the need to ensure compliance with the provisions of TAN 15. (IV) Reference should also be had to additional evidence in relation to flood risk in the form of the West Carmarthen Flood desk Study and the Llandovery Scoping Study: Assessment of Existing Flood Risk. These are available on the Council’s website. 4.4 Water (I) The supply of potable water to each of the allocations has been reviewed with Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water (DCWW) at a strategic level. DCWW represent an important consultee in the plan making process and have provided input throughout the process including a detailed response to the Deposit Plan as summarised in Appendix A. (II) Generally the provision of potable water for each of the allocations can be managed provided that the following can be implemented: (III) Upgrading to off-site water mains and hydraulic modelling of the existing systems required where necessary. The associated costs of new mains can be acquired through requisition provisions of sections 40 – 41 of the 1991 Water Industry Act. (IV) Allocations are released in phases to coincide with DCWW’s planned Regulatory Improvements (DCWW Asset Management Plan 6, AMP 6) which runs from the 31st March 2015. Whilst water can be made available, DCWW will instigate measures for meeting demands on a phased basis. Therefore it will be necessary to prioritise the release of sites, potentially beyond the current AMP programme, through to the end of the Plan period. 4.5 Drainage (I) The treatment and disposal of foul drainage has been reviewed at strategic level for all allocations. These are summarised in Appendix A. (II) Generally, the treatment and disposal of foul flows can be managed provided that each allocation can comply with the requirements of DCWW and Natural Resources Wales (NRW). It is important to note the following (as set out overleaf) 15 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (III) Consideration will need to be given to improvements and upgrading of existing public sewerage systems and wastewater treatment works (WWTW). This is subject to further consultation with DCWW to ensure hydraulic and biological capacity and possible phasing of the developments can be accounted within the next planned Regulatory Improvements period. (IV) Whilst the disposal and treatment of foul and storm water can be made available, DCWW will instigate measures for meeting demands on a phased basis. Therefore it is important that the release of sites is prioritised, with realistic timescales against each allocation. In this regard, reference should be made to the Council’s commitment to produce SPG on Phasing, together with the relevant policies within the Plan (e.g. SP17, GP3, GP4 and GP5). (V) Water quality issues are known to exist at certain stretches of watercourses within the vicinity of some allocation sites. These are known to be failing to meet the Water Framework Directive (WFD) standards for nutrient loading (e.g. phosphates). Consideration will need to be given to the need to improve and upgrade certain treatment works. (VI) Adoption of package treatment plants will be required in some instances where no DCWW assets exist or where DCWW assets are at capacity1. (VII) It is known that there are issues with the capacity of existing combined sewers in the Llanelli Growth Area. DCWW are developing a strategy to reduce Combined Sewer Overflow spills in the area, by reducing the amount of storm flow discharging into the existing network. Reference should be had to the evidence base and supporting documents in this regard. (VIII) The multi agency Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU), provides a mechanism to collaboratively seek to address these issues, which will result in improvements to both flooding incidences locally and the environmental quality of the waters in Carmarthen Bay and the Burry Inlet. (IX) Under the MoU, future development (where applicable) will be implemented on a ‘2 for 1’ basis (i.e. every 1 l/s of foul flow generated by new development, will require that 2 l/s of surface water flow is taken out of the system). Therefore, the delivery of proposed development in the Llanelli Growth Area will help to expedite the aspirations of the MuU and also ensure that betterment is achieved – thus facilitating compliance with the requirements of the HRA (X) DCWW are currently progressing the design of a major new surface water collector drain in Llanelli, which is targeted for completion within the current AMP period (by 2015). Furthermore, a large number of surface water reduction schemes have been identified, to be implemented with future development. (XI) Specific reference should be given to the suite of documents available on the Council’s website to attain an overview of the emerging picture of improvements in the Llanelli area. These include the updated MoU, together with the report entitled ‘Consideration of Surface Water in assessing Planning Applications - Llanelli Sewage Treatment Works Catchment Area’. The LDP Background Paper on the Carmarthen Bay and the Burry Inlet also provides an overview of issues relating to the area and the measures in place to facilitate the required improvements. (XII) The delivery of development in the Llanelli/Burry Port area can therefore play a role in removing surface water from the combined system. Such an approach can assist in 1 This Paper has not confirmed the viability of package treatment plants. In order to do this, the following issues require detailed investigation on a site-by-site basis: • Ground conditions are suitable and sufficient land is available. • A receiving watercourse (or ground source) exists near the allocation. • Effluent quality can be achieved to ensure that receiving water quality will not deteriorate. 16 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan addressing historic issues of localised flooding as well as reduce the pressure in the Sewage Treatment Works in the area. This, combined with the proposed investment proposals of utility providers, demonstrates that the deliverability of development is attainable thus underpinning the role of Llanelli as a focus for growth within the LDP. (XIII) Reference should also be made to the Scientific evidence, in the form of the Loughor Estuary Water Quality and Nutrient Assessment Report (METOC) report and the Burry Inlet Cockle Mortalities Investigation report 2009 -2011 - technical report to Environment Agency Wales (links to both documents are provided on the Council’s website). 4.6 Electricity (I) National Grid, as the holder of a licence to transmit electricity under the Electricity Act 1989, has a statutory duty to develop and maintain an efficient, co-ordinated and economical transmission system of electricity. National Grid does not distribute electricity to individual premises, but separate regional companies own and operate electricity distribution networks and it is the role of these local companies to distribute electricity to homes and businesses. (II) The Energy White Paper makes clear that UK energy systems will undergo a significant change over the next 20 years. To meet the goals of the white paper it will be necessary to revise and update much of the UK’s energy infrastructure during this period. As a result, there will be a requirement for the expansion of national infrastructure, for example overhead power lines, underground cables and new gas pipelines, together with new forms of infrastructure, such as smaller scale distribution generation and gas storage sites. (III) The level and location of electricity generation remains a major factor in determining the need for transmission reinforcements. However, in some areas, for example where demand exceeds generation, it is the demand factor that exerts the greater influence and as such there is an increasing need for accurate demand forecasts in terms of both level and location. National Grid can connect new demand up to 150MW within most zones without requiring major transmission reinforcement. However, a large localised demand increase could well precipitate the need for major work depending on the precise location. (IV) In Carmarthenshire, electricity distribution is facilitated by Western Power Distribution (WPD). They balance the overall demands within the region from a series of primary substations. (V) Generally, the primary capacity is currently available for the proposed levels of development (although some reinforcement will be necessary, see Section 5), however that scenario will change over time. The distribution systems emanating from the primary substations, particularly the 11kv networks, may need to be locally reinforced, depending upon the location and requirements of individual allocations, but site-specific solutions can be readily identified at master planning stage. (VI) As always, WPD will be able to supply power, but the associated costs and phasing requirements will need to be assessed on a site-by-site basis but there are no anticipated issues at a strategic level to the deliverability of the LDP and its strategy and allocations. (VII) Sustainable solutions should also be considered when considering the development within the allocations. It will be necessary to make assumptions relating to the percentage of renewable energy that can contribute to reducing the overall grid demand, which in turn will relate to national policy on carbon reduction moving forward. 4.7 Gas (I) National Grid has a duty to develop and maintain an efficient, co-ordinated and economical transmission system for the conveyance of gas. National Grid also has to respond to requests for new gas supplies in certain circumstances, in addition to new gas transmission infrastructure developments, which are periodically required to meet increases 17 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan in demand and changes in patterns of supply. However, network developments to provide supplies to the local gas distribution network are often as a result of overall demand growth in a region rather than site-specific developments. (II) Wales & West Utilities (WWU) maintains the gas distribution network in this region and, as WPD with electricity, can supply gas where necessary with reinforcement solutions as appropriate. (III) As far as long-term network planning is concerned, (which is more appropriate to the LDP), WWU will expand or grow large areas of the network to ensure minimum capacity in anticipation of developments which are normally phased over many years and have already been approved and committed to by the local authority. (IV) Whether or not this is funded by developers, WWU investment, or a mixture of both, depends upon the particular circumstances of the site in question. (V) With regard to the proposals for the Strategic Sites within the deposit LDP, these can generally currently be accommodated, although some reinforcement will be necessary. (VI) However, some of the more remote rural locations, particularly some of the Sustainable Communities, are not currently served by gas infrastructure. In those circumstances, it is accepted that the lack of availability of gas would not be an impediment to the delivery of an allocation or the LDP and its strategy. 18 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 5. Assessment of sites allocated in the Deposit LDP (I) Investigations and assessment of potential development sites includes consultations with infrastructure providers (including water, sewerage, highways and utilities) and constraints. In the preparation of the Deposit Plan, this focused on the strategic level in order to identify key infrastructure issues for the Growth Areas; and potential deliverability issues for the Strategic Sites. A high level assessment has also been undertaken for the Settlement Hierarchy (Non-Strategic Sites) on an agglomerated site basis; including other Service Centres, Local Service Centres and Sustainable Communities. (II) As the LDP progresses, investigations will continue with the consideration of infrastructure and other provisions in the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) process. (III) ‘Headline’ issues relating to each of the primary infrastructure provisions are described in Section 4 of this report, with a commentary on potential primary phasing and trajectory constraints given in Section 6. 5.1 Growth Areas – Deposit LDP (I) These settlements are well served by those facilities vital to supporting the principles of sustainability and accommodating a proportionally high level of growth. They represent large and established urban settlements which are located on sustainable transport routes and which serve areas extending beyond their localised catchments. 5.1.1 Carmarthen (GA 1) (I) Level of Growth: Residential – 1,793 dwellings; Employment Allocation – 39.9 hectares (II) There are a number of key infrastructure improvements required to facilitate the release of sites within GA1. Some of these requirements overlap with those for the Strategic Sites and anticipated resulting phasing constraints are noted in section 6.1 of this report. The most significant relate to: (III) Water supplies and sewage treatment/sewerage infrastructure: To address the total planned development, major upgrading works are required to the infrastructure. These improvements are not scheduled in the current DCWW Asset Management Plan, which runs to the end of March 2015. (IV) Transportation: delivery of the total development will require completion of the Carmarthen West Link Road (V) Electricity – a new primary sub-station will be required, the existing 33kv facility being close to capacity. (VI) Whilst these works are worthy of noting, they can be facilitated with appropriate funding and investment, including developer contributions. 5.1.2 Llanelli (GA 2) (I) Level of Growth: Residential – 3,863 dwellings; Employment Allocation - 92.06 hectares (II) Strategically located close to the M4 transport corridor as well as on the London – Fishguard rail link, Llanelli is a significant service centre and waterfront location situated in the south east of the County. Traditionally a centre for heavy industry and manufacturing, the town remains a key centre of administration and employment, whose sustainable location affirms its suitability to accommodate a high level of growth over the plan period. 19 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (III) The most significant infrastructure issue within the Llanelli Growth Area relates to drainage, which requires improvements to both effluent quality and system capacity. (IV) Effluent quality from this catchment has to be improved to mitigate the impact on local shellfish waters and the Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries European Marine Sites. This will be addressed by removing surface water from the system (to mitigate the impacts from Combined Sewer Overflows) and improvements at sewage treatment works. (V) System capacity will be improved by increasing foul drainage capacity (by removing surface water from the system) and capacity improvements at the treatment works. (VI) Some of these works are being carried out during the current DCWW AMP period, but they will need to be addressed further during the subsequent AMP period. (VII) As with all other infrastructure elements, this will require a phased approach and developer contributions to funding, to facilitate early release of specific sites. (VIII) Reference should be given to Section 4.5 (Drainage) for more information along with sign posting to relevant aspects of the Plan’s evidence base. 5.1.3 Ammanford / Cross Hands (GA 3) (I) Level of Growth: Residential – 2,412 dwellings; Employment Allocation - 80.72 hectares (II) Ammanford and Cross Hands perform a key role as the main centres in a series of linked settlements that comprise the identified Growth Area. The strategic location of the Growth Area on the M4 corridor and at the confluence of the Amman and Gwendraeth Valleys confirms its importance within the County. Ammanford and Cross Hands offer a range of national and local retailers and provide services and employment opportunities for a wider hinterland. (III) Traditionally a centre of heavy industry, the area offers scope for regeneration, both of the town centres, and also the surrounding communities. Cross Hands has grown substantially as a centre for retail and employment in recent years, and its importance is emphasised by its proposed designation as a strategic zone. (IV) The prominent role of the Ammanford/Cross Hands area is reinforced in the Wales Spatial Plan, which recognises its key role within the Swansea Bay-The Waterfront and Western Valleys Area. (V) Infrastructure improvements will be necessary for both sewerage and transport provision. (VI) With regard to the former, upgrading of the sewage treatment works to deal with increased phosphate levels (identified under the Water Framework Directive) may be necessary at Cross Hands, although biological capacity exists. This can be phased to suit proposed development phasing, with appropriate funding/developer contributions. (VII) The Economic Link Road works currently being undertaken at Cross Hands form an initial phase of the Gwendraeth Valley Link Road. This initial phase will assist in the release of the Cross Hands East employment area. (VIII) Reference should also be given to the Council’s commitment to prepare SPG in relation to the Caeau Mynydd Mawr SAC. The SPG will support the policies and provisions of the LDP and will provide a mechanism for the Tests of Likely Significant Effect undertaken at application stage to identify a suitable means of mitigation. The commitment to prepare SPG accords with the recommendations of the HRA undertaken on the deposit LDP. The adoption of SPG is a clear indicator in relation to deliverability within the Cross Hands area. 20 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 5.2 Strategic Sites – Deposit LDP (I) Due to their scale, nature and strategic location, these sites significantly contribute to achieving the spatial strategy of the Plan. These sites may in some instances already have the benefit of planning permission or be the subject of a completed development brief. There may also be instances where they feature as designated long term regeneration commitments. An assessment of infrastructure provision and requirements is provided for the Strategic Sites below: 5.2.1 Site 1 – West Carmarthen (I) West Carmarthen is a strategic site providing for an extension westwards of Carmarthen, to include a mixed development comprising: housing, employment and community facilities, together with proposals for a new link road. (II) An assessment of infrastructure provision and risks to delivery is provided below: Topic Comment Allocation 1100 houses and 5.45 Ha of employment (as contained in the Deposit LDP). Transport West Carmarthen Link Road required for full development. Flood Risk Constraints arising from zone C2 and B flood extent. Will require detailed modelling to confirm developable area, but amount of development stipulated should be achievable. Reference should however be made to the West Carmarthen Development Area Flood Risk Study. Water Major upgrading works to public mains required, not currently scheduled in AMP 6. This will be a development cost Drainage Major upgrading works required to WWTW. This will be a development cost. Power (Gas) Network reinforcement will be necessary for total demand Power (Electricity) New primary substation will be necessary for total demand Deliverability Constraints exist in relation to most topics, for the total amount of development stipulated. Likely that only a relatively small proportion will be achievable, before major works required. It should be noted that the SPG for the site has received Council resolution to adopt. The construction of the West Carmarthen Distributor Road and a hotel on part of the site have received a resolution to approve planning permission, whilst two planning applications for residential development are pending determination. For further details refer to the schedules in Appendix A. 5.2.2 Site 2 – Pibwrlwyd, Carmarthen (I) At a strategic location on the southern approach to Carmarthen, this extensive site has the potential to provide for employment and associated uses. Development of the site will allow for the consolidation and redevelopment of the existing Carmarthen elements of Coleg Sir Gâr, together with providing the potential for other compatible uses. (II) An assessment of infrastructure provision and risks to delivery is provided overleaf: 21 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan Topic Comment Allocation 29.56 Ha of employment (as contained in the Deposit LDP). Transport A48 Pensarn Roundabout may reach capacity, increased pressure on trunk road may warrant provision on Carmarthen East Link Road. Flood Risk No significant risk. Water Water should be available for employment uses subject to phasing. Foul Drainage Upgrading works to WWTW required. Power (Gas) LP gas at site boundary – the need for reinforcement can only be gauged when development content confirmed. Power (Electricity) Network reinforcement likely to be necessary, depending on phasing. Deliverability Subject to more detailed analysis, it should be possible to deliver this in isolation without any major works, but if coincident with Site 1, then reinforcement works will be necessary. Should be noted that the site will be subject to SPG and a future development brief to elaborate on its content. For further details refer to the schedules in Appendix A. 5.2.3 Site 3 – South Llanelli Strategic Zone (I) An extensive area, strategically located along a sustainable transport corridor in South Llanelli. The zone has the potential to provide for mixed use developments including employment, retail, leisure and housing, and will make a key contribution towards the economic future of the town and the County. (II) An assessment of infrastructure provision and risks to delivery is provided below: Topic Comment Allocation 12.89 Ha of employment and 885 houses (as contained in the Deposit LDP). Transport B3404 and A484 subject to capacity constraints. Scope to upgrade junction connections to A484. Flood Risk The revised DAM’s (2013) indicate a significantly reduced level of flood risk. However regard should continue to be had to the potential impact for the small area still subject to impact. Regard should be had to Annex 1 of the Stage 1 SFCA. Water There is sufficient capacity in network to cope with proposed development. Foul Drainage Upgrading of public sewers and WWTW required. Not currently scheduled in AMP 6, phased implementation will be necessary to coincide with MOU proposals. Power (Gas) Sufficient supply available with no major reinforcement works. Power (Electricity) Primary capacity available, but likely reinforcement of the 11kv network required. The primary substation will require reinforcement for development in the Trostre area. Deliverability Phasing will be dictated by the implementation of foul drainage and transportation measures. Should be noted 22 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan that the site will be subject to SPG. For further details refer to the schedules in Appendix A. 5.2.4 Site 4 - Dafen (I) A large area strategically located to enable the expansion and consolidation of employment opportunities in Llanelli. Accessible from the M4, the location is appropriate for a range of employment uses. (II) An assessment of infrastructure provision and risks to delivery is provided below: Topic Comment Allocation 55 Ha of employment (as contained in the Deposit LDP). Transport Risk that A4138 connection to M4 is unsuitable and there is limited scope to upgrade A476. Flood Risk The revised DAM’s (2013) indicate a significantly reduced level of flood risk. However regard should continue to be had to the potential impact for the small area still subject to impact. Regard should be had to Annex 1 of the Stage 1 SFCA. May require detailed modelling to determine the available developable area in further planning stages. Water Network has sufficient capacity to cope with proposed development subject to a phased approach. Foul Drainage Upgrading of public sewers and WWTW would be required. Not currently scheduled in AMP 6. Power (Gas) Awaiting comment from WWU Power (Electricity) Primary capacity should be available subject to timing, reinforcement of 11kv network is likely Deliverability Dafen proposals can be achieved on a phased basis. Trigger points for foul drainage, transport and flooding works will need to be assessed to inform phasing. For further details refer to the schedules in Appendix A. 5.2.5 Site 5 – Cross Hands Strategic Zone (I) An extensive strategic area centred on a nodal point on the A48 which includes the following sites: (II) Cross Hands West - offers potential for future consolidation as a food park and associated employment activities. This would encompass further scope for retail and employment provision within the existing park, and employment at Cross Hands East. This links in with the proposed Gwendraeth Valley Link Road and the submissions for convergence funding for appropriate sites and the road; (III) Cross Hands East – has planning permission for expansion of employment use, together with funding for this and the Phase 1 of the link road; (IV) West Tip - affords potential regeneration opportunities, especially in relation to the settlement of Cross Hands. As a previously developed site (in part) it provides significant scope for a co- ordinated mixed use proposal. The site has been previously included within an audit of the settlement of Cross Hands which identified its contribution from a land use perspective. 23 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (V) An assessment of infrastructure provision and risks to delivery is provided below: Topic Comment Allocation 220 houses and 41.68 Ha of employment (as contained in the Deposit LDP). Transport There is on-going development of Gwendraeth Valley Link Road, may be necessary to further develop this road to relieve A48 Cross Hands Roundabout. The new access road at Cross Hands East is phase 1 of this and has secured funding. Flood Risk No significant risk. Cross Hands West, MU1, lies in zone B flood extent in TAN 15 map. Water Network has sufficient capacity to cope with proposed development subject to a phased approach. Foul Drainage Upgrading of public sewers and WWTW would be required. Power (Gas) Power (Electricity) Primary capacity available, may require reinforcement of the 11kv network. Deliverability Transport and foul drainage issues will dictate phasing constraints, but overall deliverable. For further details refer to the schedules in Appendix A. 5.3 Settlement Hierarchy – Non Strategic Sites – Deposit LDP 5.3.1 Service Centres (I) These settlements are well located on sustainable transport corridors and demonstrate a broad range of facilities and services which provide for the needs of the settlement and a wider local catchment. Service Centres: Infrastructure Provision and Requirements Levels of Growth (as contained in the Deposit LDP): Residential – 1655 dwellings; Employment Allocation – 16.41 hectares The proposals centre on 6 ‘clusters’ of sites. Generally deliverable, although there are flooding classifications to resolve for some sites and Waste Water Treatment Works capacity issues at others. These may impact upon the phasing of delivery. For further details, refer to appendix A. 24 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 5.3.2 Local Service Centres (I) These settlements are located on/or near to sustainable transport corridors and possess facilities and services which have a local community focus, often comprising of basic healthcare provision and local shopping needs. Local Service Centres: Infrastructure Provision and Requirements Levels of Growth (as contained in the Deposit LDP): Residential – 1627 dwellings; Employment Allocation – 27.41 hectares The proposals centre on 11 ‘clusters’ of sites. Generally deliverable. It is noted that there are localised flooding issues impacting on parts of Ferryside, Kidwelly, Glanaman and Llangadog. Waste Water Treatment capacity issues at Llanbydder, Meinciau and Kidwelly may also be issues. For further details, refer to appendix A 5.3.3 Sustainable Communities (I) These are smaller settlements, which may by virtue of levels of interdependence be appropriately grouped together to form a single “sustainable community” (SC) reflecting their sustainability credentials through the availability of services and facilities. Their classification reflects and recognises that such services and facilities may be located in an individual settlement or across a number of settlements within the SC. Reference should be had to Topic Paper 3 – Strategic Spatial Options and Settlement Hierarchy. Sustainable Communities: Infrastructure Provision and Requirements Levels of Growth (as contained in the Deposit LDP): Residential – 1973 dwellings; Employment Allocation – 5.66 hectares Generally, the Sustainable Communities should be deliverable, albeit on a phased basis throughout the plan period. Power is available (although reinforcement to local 11kv networks may be necessary) and some communities will not have any existing gas infrastructure. As noted in Section 4, communities not currently on mains drainage can only be developed if local circumstances permit a Welsh Office Circular 10/99 solution. Isolated sites will require further analysis to determine their flood susceptibility. For further details of these comments refer to appendix A. 25 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 6. Conclusions (I) Generally, the allocated sites within the deposit LDP should be capable of being delivered within the plan period, but with some important considerations: 1. The total amount of development will require reinforcement of one or more of the major infrastructure sectors. This can only be achieved by prioritising the phasing of development (particularly with regard to foul drainage and transportation issues); 2. Developer contributions will be necessary to achieve the required level of reinforcement; 3. Some sites (as noted in the appended schedules) will require further analysis at a development planning level of detail, to determine the measures necessary to permit development. 6.1 Development Trajectory (I) The preparation of a detailed development trajectory requires consideration of the likely phasing of development in terms of assumed market demand and build-out rates, referenced to constraints and the likely timescales within which those constraints can be addressed. (II) With regard to infrastructure, the following items (6.1.1 – 6.1.3) are currently-known constraints to the overall programme and phased release of sites within the proposed LDP. (III) These constraints relate to strategic infrastructure provision and investment programmes, concentrating on Growth Areas and Strategic Sites. (IV) At a site level, there are likely to be local constraints relating to infrastructure, to be addressed as part of the normal development planning process. 6.1.1 Sewerage Works (I) The key issues relate to the Llanelli area water quality and capacity issues. The current AMP period is seeking to address some of the quality issues at Llanelli and Gowerton STW, together with surface water reduction measures. (II) With developments now progressing with the requirements of the MoU and further works planned during the AMP 6 period, it is considered that a phased release of sites can be planned post-2015, with appropriate developer contributions identified to facilitate bringing forward any necessary improvements. (III) Regard should be had to the LDP evidence base which provides further details in relation to this matter. 6.1.2 Transport Infrastructure (I) The Carmarthen West Link Road will be the primary facilitator for full development of that Growth Area and the associated Strategic Sites. It is likely that a first phase can proceed without this, or by developer contributions to a proportion to gain access to the site. (II) It is considered that the earliest date that this could be delivered, assuming that funding is made available and that there are no other planning constraints, would be 2017, allowing for detailed design, consultation and statutory approval periods and an 18 month construction programme. 26 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan 6.1.3 Electricity Provision (I) The main strategic constraint relates to the provision of a new primary substation for Carmarthen. (II) Whilst any of the development may require upgrading of the 11kv network, this can be identified and programmed during the detailed development planning period. (III) However, the capacity issues for the total development within the Carmarthen Growth Area necessitate the provision of a new primary substation. This will require major 33kv diversion works as well as the new substation provision, and if it were to be progressed now, should be deliverable within a similar timeframe to the Link Road works – i.e. by 2017. 27 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan Appendix A Appraisal Summary Tables Explanatory Note The colour coding on the appended schedules uses a simple three-stage scale. The significance of this is noted below: Note: The site allocation pro formas should be referred to for a more detailed review of the sites. Reference should be made to the LDP – Assessment of Sites Paper on the Council’s website in this regard. Green : No significant impediment to delivery envisaged Amber: Generally, no significant impediment, but phasing will be constrained by the need for further infrastructure investment in some instances. More detailed analysis required to determine thresholds. Red : Significant impediment to delivery No major impediment identified – refer to text in tables for further detail 28 Infrastructure Background Paper June 2013 Strategic Sites Site No 1 2 3 4 5 DEPOSIT LDP ALLOCATIONS Emplyment Allocations (Ha) Reference Name GA1/MU1 GA1/MU2 GA2/H14, GA2/MU9 GA2/H121 & GA2/MU3 GA2/MU6 GA2/MU7 GA2/MU1 West Carmarthen Pibwrlwyd South Llanelli Delta Lakes 5.45 Housing Allocations Water Upgrading works required to public mains. Foul Drainage Gas Electricity Transport Upgrading works required to public sewers and WWTW to increase capacity. Network reinforcement required for total demand 33kv substation near capacity, upgrading necessary Requires Carmarethen West Link Road and access and congestion relief - an indentified scheme in the RTP. Upgrading works required to public mains. Upgrading works required to public sewers and WWTW to increase capacity. Gas at site boundary Capacity available, A48 Pensarn roundabout has been signalised - limited but may need local scope for further capacity improvement. Pressure on trunk reinforcement road may warrant provision on Carmarthen East Link Road between A484 and A40. Ok as DCWW response June and August 2012 OK as DCWW respone Capacity June/August 2012. Works available required to upgrade public sewers and WWTW in the vicinity of the allocations to increase capacity and reduce phosphate levels. Development carried out under MOU. Capacity available, Grouped around B4304 link near docks. B4304 connects to but may need local the A484 at Trostre in east and Sandpiper roundabout in reinforcement west - both subject to capacity pressures. Proximity to central Llanelli offers sustianable travel advantages. There is limited scope to upgrade junction connections to A484 due to built up nature of surroundings. Ok as DCWW response June and August 2012 OK as DCWW respone June/August 2012. Works required to upgrade public sewers and WWTW in the vicinity of the allocations to increase capacity and reduce phosphate levels. Development carried out under MOU. Supply can be made available to approved developments, may need developer contributions. Capacity available,but may need local reinforcement Ok as DCWW response June and August 2012 OK as DCWW respone June/August 2012. Works required to upgrade public sewers and WWTW in the vicinity of the allocations to increase capacity and reduce phosphate levels. Prevent discharge of storm water to public sewerage systems where possible. Supply can be made available to approved developments, may need developer contributions. Capacity available, Economic Link Road forms an initial phase of the but may need local Gwendraeth Valley Link Road. Further development may reinforcement necessitate additional phases of the Gwendraeth Valley Link Road scheme to relieve A48 Cross Hands roundabout. These could potentially extend to Gorslas, Cwmmawr and the A484 at Pembrey. 1100 29.56 11.96 0 0 0 0.93 0 433 67 335 50 Machynys The Avenue North Dock Old Castle Works GA2/E12 Dafen, Llanelli GA3/MU1 GA3/E7 GA3/E8 Cross Hands Cross Hands West Cross Hands East Cross Hands West Food Park 1 2 55 0 19.07 22.61 220 0 0 site contains completions or is under construction site offers the potential to accommodate In-Building Waste Management Facilities. A notional total figure of 35 ha of land is potentially available on these sites. Added to this figure are the potential capacity available at Nantycaws Waste Management Site as well as possible possible land land that that may may become become available available on on existing existing employment sites during the Plan period. Connection to M4 via A4138 - this road was put forward for trunking in RTP. Connection to A476 at Felinfoel takes the form of a constrained priority junction. Risk of unsuitability of A4138 connection to M4 and there is limited scope to upgrade A476 junction due to built up nature of surroundings. Growth Areas DEPOSIT LDP ALLOCATIONS Growth Area Reference Name GA1 GA1/H1 GA1/H2 GA1/H3 GA1/H4 GA1/H5 GA1/H6 GA1/H7 GA1/H8 GA1/H9 GA1/H10 GA1/H11 GA1/H12 GA1/H13 GA1/H14 GA1/H15 GA1/H16 GA1/H17 GA1/H18 GA1/H19 GA1/H20 GA1/MU1 GA1/MU2 GA1/E1 GA2/H1 GA2/H2 GA2/H3 GA2/H4 Emplyment Allocations (Ha) Pibrlwyd Cillefwr Industrial Estate Beech Grove, Pwll Former Stradey Park Glasfryn Gardens Llys yr Hen Felin Water & Foul Drainage Gas Upgrading works required for the provision of water supply, public sewers and waste water treatment capacity in the whole area. These improvements are not currently scheduled in DCWW Asset Management Plan (AMP) which runs to 31st March 2015. Bringing forward any additional works will 150 require developer contributions for funding. 43 80 14 12 Supply can be made available to approved 14 developments. This may require funding from 14 WWU, developers or a mixture of both. 8 9 20 30 15 45 9 18 20 153 16 9 14 Penymorfa Adj. Bryn Meurig Mounthill Rhiw Babell Former Hospital, Priory Street Former BT exchange Bldg. Spilman St. Former DJK Bldgs, Pentrefelin St. Former Health Authority Bldgs. Penlan Rd Parc Thomas Parc y Delyn Springfield Road Land South of pant Glas, Bronwydd Rd Bronwydd Rd. South Former Coach Depot, Abergwili Former MAFF Depot Ashgrove College Road (ext) Penybont Farm, Llysonnen Rd Bronwydd Rd. NorthCol College Road West Carmarthen Housing Allocations 5.45 1100 Capacity can be made available, subject to phasing, potential 11kv network reinforcement and appropriate developer contribution Reinforcement of network required for total proposed development. Only capacity to 33kv substation near support the first 2275 kWh, but as long as capacity, upgrading and reinforcement is established prior to gassing diversions necessary up of additional phases the remaining demand can be accommodated pending further assessments. There is an LP asset at the West boundary of the site. Capacity cannot be commented upon without more information on building density/type of employment etc. Max. Possible hourly demand before reinforcement is required is 6782kWh. 29.56 4.89 Electricity 10 355 9 49 Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from WWU, developers or a mixture of both. Capacity can be made available, subject to phasing, potential 11kv network reinforcement and appropriate developer contribution GA2 GA2/H5 GA2/H6 GA2/H7 GA2/H8 GA2/H9 GA2/H10 GA2/H11 Former Paragon Laundry, Lakefield Llys Arthur Adj. Ann Street Copperworks Road Formers Garage, Marsh Street Llysnewydd, Cambrian Place Seaside The Croft, Queen Victoria Road 7 5 12 30 25 5 5 GA2/H12 GA2/H13 Pentre Nicklaus Village The Avenue, Morfa 37 30 GA2/H14 GA2/H15 GA2/H16 GA2/H17 GA2/H18 GA2/H19 GA2/H20 GA2/H21 GA2/H22 GA2/H23 GA2/H24 GA2/H25 GA2/H26 GA2/H27 GA2/H28 GA2/H29 GA2/H30 GA2/H31 GA2/H32 GA2/H33 GA2/H34 GA2/H35 GA2/H36 GA2/H37 GA2/H38 GA2/H39 GA2/H40 GA2/H41 GA2/H42 GA2/H43 GA2/H44 GA2/H45 GA2/H46 GA2/H47 GA2/H48 GA2/H49 GA2/H50 GA2/H51 GA2/H52 GA2/H53 GA2/H54 Machynys West Machynys East Former Stripmill, Coedcae r/o 60 Coedcae Road Land at Penallt, Stebonheath Land at Nightingale Court, Coedcae Land at Brynallt Terrace Land at Frondeg Terrrace Brytirion, Llanerch Opp. Playing fieldsm Llanerch Adj. Parcbrynmawr, Pentrepoeth Marley House, Coedcae r/o 31A, Swiss Valley Cilsaig Farm, Dafen Adj. Cilsaig Farm, Dafen Southern Unit, AVON Inflatables, Dafen Adj. Gors Fach, Penceiliogi, Dafen Land off Bryncoch, Penceiliogi, Dafen Bryncoch West, Dafen Bryncoch East, Dafen Land at rear of 45-79 Pemberton Road Land at Maesarddafen Rd/Erw Las, Cefncaeau Former Church, Llwynhendy Road Land at Parc Gitto/Llwynhendy Road Former Glynderwen Factory, Llwynhendy Rd. Penllwynrhodyn Road, West, Llywynhendy Penllwynrhodyn Road, East, Llywynhendy Adj. Gwndwn Mawr, Bynea Bwlch Farm, Bynea Clos Y Gerddi, Bynea Ffordd y Gamlas, Yspitty Road, Bynea Genwen Road, Bryn Llys Pendderi, Bryn Pantybryn Lisaf, Trallwm North of Clos Pendderi, Bryn Maes Y Bryn, Bryn Box Farm, Llangennech Aber Llwchwr, Llangennech Golwg Yr Afon, Llangennech Opp. Parc Morlais, Llangennech Maesydderwen, Llangennech 205 228 21 5 40 50 5 69 34 12 100 5 6 47 8 60 185 115 15 26 9 300 13 30 8 11 25 50 24 43 63 150 200 65 137 46 8 56 50 30 8 Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from WWU, developers or a mixture of both. Possible reinforcement needed if total demand exceeds 10833kWh Possible reinforcement needed if total demand exceeds 10833kWh There are planned infrastructure improvements to the Llanelli Supply can be made available to approved area. The proposed level of development in Llanelli can be developments. This may require funding from accommodated, however, current best estimates indicate WWU, developers or a mixture of both. that these improvements will have to be delivered over the long term. Therefore a phased approcach to development is required to allow improvements to be carried out prior to development proceeding. The proposed level of development will necessitate phosphorus removal at additional WWTWs in the area in order to comply with environmental legislation. Works outside of the AMP programme will require developer contributions. Capacity can be made available, subject to phasing, potential 11kv network reinforcement and appropriate developer contribution GA2/MU1 GA2/MU2 Old Castle Works Former DRAKA site Copperworks Rd GA2/MU3 GA2/MU4 GA2/MU5 Machynys Mound Trostre Roundabout Dafen East Gateway GA2/MU6 The Avenue, Adj. LIDL, South Llanelli GA2/MU7 GA2/MU8 North Dock GA2/MU9 GA2/E1 GA2/E2 GA2/E3 GA2/E4 GA2/E5 GA3/H1 GA3/H2 GA3/H3 GA3/H4 GA3/H5 GA3/H6 GA3/H7 GA3/H8 GA3/H9 GA3/H10 GA3/H11 GA3/H12 GA3/H13 GA3/H14 GA3/H15 GA3/H16 GA3/H17 GA3/H18 GA3/H19 GA3/H20 GA3/H21 GA3/H22 GA3/H23 GA3/H24 GA3/H25 GA3/H26 GA3/H27 GA3/H28 GA3/H29 GA3/H30 GA3/H31 GA3/H32 Delta Lakes Dafen Trostre Berwick/Bynea Bynea Industrial Estate Land Adj. INA Bearings, Berwick/Bynea North End Garage Bonllwyn Residential Caravan Park, Henry Lane Myddynfych Farm North of Church Street 46-50 College Street Former Police Station Viji Garage, High Street Lon Ger y Coed/ Wernoleu Rd. Former Betws Colliery Land at Colonel Road Land at Woodlands Park Land at r/o No. 16-20 & No 24-30 Betws Road Former Petrol Station, Wind Street Former Royal British legion, Fford y Faenor r/o No. 1-5 Station Road Land at Gwynfryn Fawr Tirychen Farm Land at Maesrhaf Land Adj. Parc Fferws Hafod Road D. Coaches Depot, Tycroes Road Land at Fforest Fach Land at Heol Ddu Land Adj. Pontardulais road Delfryn Est. Land Adj. Llys Newydd Nursing Home Adj. Nantyci Land to the r/o No. 152 Saron Road Land off llys y Nant King's Road Adj. Primary School Land Adj. Maespiode Total load can be supported by MP infrastructure in area 50 150 Possible reinforcement needed if total demand exceeds 10833kWh 6.32 50 70 LP asset at boundary of site has sufficient capacity Total load can be supported by MP infrastructure in area 67 0.93 335 LP asset to southern area of this site. Maximum permissible hourly demand before network requires reinforcement is 10833 kWh. 55 5.17 3.24 2.34 7.1 Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from WWU, developers or a mixture of both. 20 9 121 15 18 12 20 14 226 6 8 8 11 10 6 106 250 19 27 9 9 20 127 5 15 25 27 17 17 21 32 42 Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from WWU, developers or a mixture of both. No specific issues identified by DCWW Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from Capacity can be made available, subject to phasing, potential 11kv GA3 GA3/H33 GA3/H34 GA3/H35 GA3/H36 GA3/H37 GA3/H38 GA3/H39 GA3/H40 GA3/H41 GA3/H42 GA3/H43 GA3/H44 GA3/H45 GA3/H46 GA3/H47 GA3/H48 GA3/H49 GA3/H50 GA3/H51 GA3/H52 GA3/H53 GA3/H54 GA3/H55 GA3/H56 GA3/H57 GA3/H58 GA3/MU1 GA3/MU2 GA3/E1 GA3/E2 GA3/E3 GA3/E4 GA3/E5 GA3/E6 GA3/E7 GA3/E8 GA3/E9 GA3/E10 GA3/E11 Land Adj. Penygroes Road Adj. Caerbryn Road, Penygroes Adj. Pant y Blodau, Penygroes Adj. Clos y Cwm, Penygroes Clos y Cwm, Penygroes Land at Waterloo Road, Penygroes Land at Junction of Black Lion Rd. and Gorsddu, Penygroes Land Adj. A476 (The Gate) Grove Hill Park r/o maeygrug, Llandeilo Road Land at Ffordd Werdd Part of Breaker's Yard & Adj. former Garden Centre Opp. Ty Newydd Terrace Adj. Maesyrhaf Adj. Pantgwyn Land at Heol y Dre Treventy Road (East) Pt. Heol Rhosybonwen Land at Bron-yr-Ynn Land off Heol Caegwyn Nantydderwen Rhyycerig Est., Derwen Road Land at r/o No. 56 Gwendraeth Road Land at Factory Site betw. No. 22&28 Bethesda Rd. Ravelston Court Adj. lletty Mawr, Tumble West Tip, Cross Hands Emlyn Brickworks Site Cross Hands Business Park Meadows Road, Cross Hands Parc Menter, Cross Hands Dyffryn Road, Ammanford Parc Amanwy, Ammanford Pen y Banc road, Ammanford Cross Hands East Cross Hands West Lindsay Drift Mine Capel Hendre Industrial Estate Parc Hendre 17 24 Upgrading of Ammanford WWTW will be required to 90 accommodate proposed development in Penygroes area. 12 17 59 26 9 13 6 10 45 67 10 65 9 41 14 36 8 33 10 8 30 6 6 220 250 0.79 1.16 5.7 1.23 1.7 1.93 19.07 22.61 2.82 4.05 19.66 Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from WWU, developers or a mixture of both. No specific issues identified by DCWW Sufficient capacity in supply network and WWTW Cross Hands WWTW may require further upgrading to address phosphorous issues associated with the Water Framework Directive Supply can be made available to approved developments. This may require funding from WWU, developers or a mixture of both. Capacity can be made available, subject to phasing, potential 11kv network reinforcement and appropriate developer contribution T2/1 T2/2 T2/3 Service Centres DEPOSIT LDP ALLOCATIONS Reference Employment Allocations (Ha) T2/1/H1 T2/1/H2 T2/1/H3 T2/1/H4 T2/1/H5 T2/1/H6 T2/1/H7 T2/1/H8 T2/1/H9 T2/1/H10 T2/1/H11 T2/1/H12 T2/1/H13 T2/1/H14 T2/1/E1 Total T2/2/H1 T2/2/H2 T2/2/H3 T2/2/H4 T2/2/H5 T2/2/E1 T2/2/E2 Total T2/3/H1 T2/3/H2 T2/3/E1 T2/3/E2 Name Burry Port/ Pembrey Lando Road Cwrt Farm Oaklands Close Bay View Cwrt Gwscwm former St.Mary's Ch Dolau Fan Chandlers Yard Gwdig Farm Glanymor Terrace Silver Terrace Sea View Grillo Works Adj. Grillo Works Dyfatty Llandeilo Llandeilo Northern Quarter opp. Pantglas North of Pantglas Thomas Terrace Caeglas, Ffairfach Beechwood Ind Est. Ffairfach Mart Llandovery North of Dan y Crug opp. Dan y Crug Former Saw Mills Church Bank Total T2/4 T2/4/H1 T2/4/H2 T2/4/H3 T2/4/H4 T2/4/H5 T2/4/E1 Total T2/5/H1 T2/5/H2 T2/5/H3 T2/5/H4 T2/5 Housing Allocations St Clears Pwll Trap Clare Hill, Pwll Trap Adj. lower Ostrey Adj. Britannia Terrace Foul Drainage Ok as DCWW response in Ok as DCWW response in June and 66 June and August 2012. August 2012. Increased capacity to 75 WWTW would be required. 8 9 9 13 7 40 86 25 55 15 230 55 4.84 4.84 3.63 1 4.63 2.07 0.27 1 1 Electricity Capacity available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network 693 215 6 6 5 25 2.34 Newcastle Emlyn Whitegates rear of Ty Llwyd Pt OS 1100 Penlon Dolcoed Millbank Sunny Bank Water Ok as DCWW response in June and August 2012. For zone H1 water can be supplied for development but will require off-site mains works. Total allocations proposed for Llandovery will exceeed theoretical design capacity of WWTW. Increased capacity would be required. Capacity available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network 257 Ok as DCWW response in Ok as DCWW response in June and 120 June and August 2012. August 2012. Increased capacity to 28 WWTW would be required. Diversion works will be necessary to existing public sewer to accommodate for certain 148 allocations. ok as DCWW response in Known problems within sewerage 17 June and August 2012. network. Increased capacity to 12 WWTW would be required. 14 34 12 Capacity available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network Capacity available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network 89 Ok as DCWW response in Known problems within sewerage 32 May 2012. network. Increased capacity to 5 WWTW would be required. 60 50 Capacity available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network May 2012. T2/5 T2/6 T2/5/H5 T2/5/H6 T2/5/H7 T2/5/H8 T2/5/E1 T2/5/E2 T2/5/E3 Total T2/6/H1 T2/6/H2 T2/6/H3 T2/6/H4 T2/6/H5 T2/6/H6 T2/6/E1 T2/6/E2 T2/6/MU1 Total Adj. Brynheulog Adj. Gardde Fields Station Road Glasfryn School Adj. Station Yard Adj. A40 Pentre Farm Whitland Lon Hywel King's Court, North Rd Adj. Maes Abaty Adj. Spring Gardens Adj. Aelybryn Old Ivydene site West Street Whitland Ind Est. network. Increased capacity to WWTW would be required. 40 8 20 48 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.99 263 Ok as DCWW response in Increased capacity to WWTW would 32 May 2012. be required. 24 72 64 7 6 1.07 1.54 2.61 available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network 205 Capacity available, but likely reinforcement required to 11kv network LOCAL SERVICE CENTRES - DEPOSIT LDP ALLOCATIONS Reference Location Housing Allocations Employment Allocations (Ha) 82 0 Generally, water can be provided subject to Known problems with sewerage network and total works to connect to off-site mains allocations will exceed capacity of WWTW. No Improvements scheduled in DCWW AMP which runs to 31st March 2015. 0.00 Generally, water can be provided subject to No specific issues identified by DCWW. Should be works to connect to off-site mains considered as part of a wider area. Water T3/1 T3/1/h1 T3/1/h2 Laugharne Pludds Meadow 40 42 Land Adj. Laugharne School 32 T3/2 T3/2/h1 T3/2/h2 T3/3 T3/3/h1 T3/3/h2 T3/3/h3 T3/3/h4 T3/3/h5 T3/3/h6 T3/3/h7 T3/3/h8 T3/3/h9 T3/3/E1 T3/3/E2 T3/3/E3 T3/4 T3/4/h1 T3/4/h2 T3/4/h3 T3/4/h4 T3/4/h5 T3/4/h6 T3/4/h7 T3/5 T3/5/h1 T3/5/h2 Foul Drainage Ferryside Rear of Nythfa Adj. to Roberts Rest Kidwelly Clos Yr Afon Rhodfa'r Gwendraeth Land Adj. to Stockwell Ln. Land Betw. Parc Pendre and Stockwell Forge Land Adj. Broawel Former Butter Factory & Coal Yard. Station Rd. Land to rear of park View Drv., Station Rd. Land at Morfa Maen Former Dinas Yard Factory Pembrey Rd. North Pembrey Rd. South Former Coedbach Washery Trimsaran Adj. filling station, Bryncaerau Land to the rear of No. 7-9a, Bryncaerau No. 20 Bryncaerau Pt Enc 754 Heol Waun y Clun Land north of Maesffynnon Adj. to Primary School Land at Gwelfor, Heol Llanelli Meinciau/Pontyates/Ponthenri Adj. Black Horse South of Parc Mansant 20 12 258 6 27 95 Ok as DCWW response June and August 2012. Diversion works will be necessary to existing water mians to accommodate for certain allocations. 19.17 Diversion works will be necessary to existing public sewer to accommodate for certain allocations. Increased capacity to WWTW would be required. Site is crossed by 3 No. water mains. Unless 1 No. Public Sewer crosses the site. diverted, could greatly reduce the number of homes that can be physcially built 58 10 23 Ok as DCWW response June and August 2012. Diversion works will be necessary to existing water mians to accommodate for certain allocations. Diversion works will be necessary to existing public sewer to accommodate for certain allocations. Increased capacity to WWTW would be required. Water supply in this area is sufficient to meet proposed growth. There is capacity in Trimsaran WWTW for proposed growth. No specific issues identified by DCWW Increased capacity to WWTW required, which will dictate phasing. 12 7 20 1.54 2.82 14.81 164 7 11 0.00 6 20 35 62 23 239 30 12 0 T3/5/h3 T3/5/h4 T3/5/h5 T3/5/h6 T3/5/h7 T3/5/h8 T3/5/h9 T3/5/h10 Adj. Clos y Dderwen Adj. 1 Heol Glyndwr Land at heol Glan-Gwendraeth Cae Pontbren Cae Canfas, Heol Llanelli Land at Heol Llanelli/ Danybanc Road Land at Ty'n Waun Farm Incline Inn T3/6 T3/6/h1 Pontyberem/Bancffosfelen Bryngwyddil, Bancffosfelen T3/6/h2 Land Adj. Llwynpiod, Bancffosfelen Land Adj. 39 Heol y Felin, 6 Pontyberem North & NW of Heol Aneddfa, 20 Pontyberem Land off Ashgrove, Pontyberem 6 55 Land off Heol Llanelli, Pontyberem T3/6/h3 T3/6/h4 T3/6/h5 T3/6/h6 T3/7 T3/7/h1 T3/7/h2 T3/7/h3 T3/7/h4 T3/7/h5 T3/7/h6 T3/7/h7 T3/7/h8 T3/7/h9 T3/8 T3/8/h1 T3/8/h2 T3/8/h3 T3/8/h4 T3/8/h5 Hendy/ Fforest Clos Y Wern, Hendy Adj. Clos Y Wern, Hendy Land Adj. Clos Ty Gwyn, Hendy Land between Clayton Road and East of Bronallt Road Land to East of Bronallt Road Coed y Bronallt Land at Fforest Garage Land Adj. to Clos Benallt Fawr, Fforest Llanedi Road, Fforest T3/8/h6 T3/8/h7 T3/8/h8 T3/8/h9 T3/8/h10 Glanaman/ Garnant Land off Llwyncelyn Road Land at Maes Llewellyn Adj. Parc Bryn Rhos Land at Glan yr Afon Glyn Dreinog Market Garden Garnant CP School, New School Road Site Adj. 1 Arcade Terrace Land Adj. No. 13 Bishop Road Land off Bishop Road Raven Garage, Cwmamman Road T3/8/h11 Land to r/o Day Centre, corner of Cwmamman Road & Folland Road No specific issues identified by DCWW Increased capacity to WWTW required, which will dictate phasing. No specific issues identified by DCWW No specific issues identified by DCWW. Should be considered as part of a wider area. No specific issues identified by DCWW No specific issues identified by DCWW. Should be considered as part of a wider area. No specific issues identified by DCWW No specific issues identified by DCWW. Should be considered as part of a wider area. 20 8 8 16 8 100 30 7 140 0 219 0 13 40 35 5 66 20 28 7 17 35 6 251 28 12 70 58 13 9 8 8 22 5 5 0.7 T3/8/h12 T3/8/h13 T3/8/E1 T3/9 T3/9/h1 T3/9/h2 T3/9/h3 T3/9/h4 Cowell Road Enc. 1822 Nantgwineu Road Land East of Station Road 5 8 0.7 T3/9/h5 T3/9/E1 Brynamman Land Adj. 53 Station Road Land at Adrwyn road Mountain Road Land South of Cwngarw Road Land to r/o No. 111-115 Cwngarw Road Cwmgarw Road 107 T3/10 T3/10/h1 T3/10/h2 T3/10/E1 T3/10/E2 Llangadog Land opp. Llangadog CP School The Old Mart Site Station Road Station Road, North 37 27 10 T3/11 T3/11/h1 T3/11/h2 T3/11/h3 T3/11/h4 T3/11/h5 T3/11/E1 T3/11/E2 Llanybydder Adj. Neuadd Adj. y Bryn Lakefield r/o Deri, Heol y Deri Troedybryn Old Foundry Ty Mawr 98 No specific issues identified by DCWW No specific issues identified by DCWW. Should be considered as part of a wider area. No specific issues identified by DCWW No specific issues identified by DCWW. Should be considered as part of a wider area. No specific issues identified by DCWW Issues with sewerage network would need to be addressed, but there is currently capacity in WWTW for total allocations. No Improvements scheduled in DCWW AMP which runs to 31st March 2015. 2.76 2.76 2.19 1.02 1.17 2.59 10 10 39 16 23 0.53 2.06 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES - DEPOST LDP ALLOCATIONS Site No. Water Foul Drainage Comments No records of Public Sewers and no waste water treatments works, See Note 1. Known problems with existing sewerage network in Drefach, felindre and Waungilwen. SC1 SC2 Potential for insufficient pressure within water main, No records of public sewers or WwTW, See Note 1. Development limits in Cwmbach, Cwmfelin Mynach and Llanboidy lie within C2 flood zone. SC3 No records of Public Sewers and no waste water treatments works, See Note 1 SC4 No records of Public Sewers and no waste water treatments works, See Note 1. Cwmfelin boeth in C2 flood zone, and Llanfallteg in zone C2 and B on TAN 15 map SC5 SC6 - - Cenarth only partially in flood zone C2 on TAN 15 map. SC7 SC8 SC9 SC10 Low mains pressure, new water pumping station required and known problems with exsiting sewerage network. No records of public Sewers and no waste water treatment works, See Note 1. Developments limits in Cwmduad and Cynwyl Elfed lie within C2 flood zone. No records of public Sewers and no waste water treatment works, See Note 1. Talog development limits lie within C2 flood zone. No records of public sewers or WwTW, See Note 1. New water pumping station required in Langynin and Meidrim areas. Development limits in Meidrim lie within C2 flood zone. SC11 SC12 SC13 Foul drainage has limited capacity to accommodate growth, See Note 2. In flood zone C2. Known problems with exsiting sewerage network. SC14 SC15 No water supply network in vicinity to certain allocations, See Note 3. No records of public sewers or WwTW, See Note 1. SC16 Foul drainage unable to accommodate growth without further upgrade. Parts of development limits lie with C2 flood zone. SC17 SC18 SC19 2 new water pumping stations and associated network improvement required in Bronwydd, Cwmdwyfran, Cwmffrwd, Llangain and Peniel area. No records of public sewers or WwTW in Whitemill, See Note 1. 2 new water pumping stations and associated network improvement required. Known problems with public sewerage network. SC20 SC21 No records of public Sewers and no waste water treatment works, within flood zone C2 (E1) on TAN 15 map. No records of Public Sewers and no waste water treatments works in Llanllwni, See Note 1. SC22 SC23 WwTW is very small and can only accommodate some of prosposed growth SC24 No records of public main sewer or WWTW in vicinity SC25 Low Mains Water Pressure, No Records of public Sewers or WwTW in Llanwrda, See Note 1, and lies in flood zone C1 and C2 on TAN 15 map. SC26 SC27 SC28 SC29 SC30 SC31 SC32 SC33 - - - No records of public sewers or WwTW, See Note 1 No records of public sewers of WwTW, See Note 1 No records of public sewers or WwTW, See Note 1 Derwydd site - No records of public Sewers or WwTW, See Note 1. An assessment of Heol Ddu pumping station would be required to establish whether upgrading is required. SC34 SC35 SC36 Assessment of demands needs to be carried out to assess capacities of assets. Foul drainage probable that WwTW will require an upgrade. SC37 SC38 Foul drainage from Stag & Pheasant drains to Blaenau & Caerbryn WwTW which is scheduled for upgrade by 31st March 2013. SC39 SC40 SC41 SC42 Low mains water pressure, new pumping station required. Low mains water pressure, new pumping station required. Notes: 1.development needs to comply with Welsh Office Circular 10/99 - Planning Requirement 2. On 1st Oct 2011 the Transfer of Private Sewer Regulations meant that sewers which were in private ownership were transferred overnight to water companies. This means there is little information regarding sewer material, size, location, condition and performance. Therefore for Llansadurned, it is believed the settlement drains to Laugharne WwTW, which has limited capacity to accommodate growth. 3. The provision of a water suply to this site will be expensive, albeit the service can be provided under the water requisition provisions of the Water Industry Act 1991.
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