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


Cynlluniau Lle Ceredigion Place Plans adopted a Regional Approach to align with its Corporate Strategy and six towns invited to prepare, Place / Action Plans using a “Bottom up” approach. This gave the community an opportunity to come together and discuss what needs to happen to make their place the best it can possibly be and afford them the opportunity to take ownership of their Place Plans.


The 6 Towns – Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Lampeter, Tregaron, Cardigan and Llandysul - were tasked to engage with the community and this was done in various ways including compiling questionnaires, arranging workshops, hold drop in sessions etc.


At the end of the process all six towns prepared a final Place Plan Document for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Guide by Ceredigion County Council. The Document for each town can be seen below.


Aberystwyth Place Plans Document

Aberaeron Place Plans Document

Lampeter Place Plans Document

Tregaron Place Plans Document

Cardigan Place Plans Document

Llandysul Place Plans Document


Following on from the Ceredigion Place Plans engagement and as a result of Covid-19 a Rural Developments Officer has now been appointed to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of regeneration activity to support the recovery of Ceredigion’s rural towns and outlying communities. For more information on the Rural Towns Development click here.


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