Planning and Licensing

The Local Planning Authority for Cwmbran is Torfaen County Borough Council. Torfaen County Borough Council is responsible for determining planning applications affecting Cwmbran and for wider strategic planning policies such as the Local Development Plan. The Local Planning Authority is also responsible for other planning matters such as Tree Preservation Orders, Footpath Diversion or Extinguishable Orders, matters affecting Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas . Further information about planning or environmental matters in Torfaen can be viewed at here.

However, Cwmbran Community Council provides an important communication channel between members of the community and the Local Planning Authority.  The extensive, detailed local knowledge of our members helps ensure that the feelings and aspirations of local residents informs planning decisions. Our role includes making effective observations on planning applications and helping to shape wider planning policies.

At Cwmbran Community Council, planning matters are the responsibility of the Environmen, Sustainability & Planning Committee, though all members are consulted on planning applications before a response is sent to the Local Planning Authority on behalf of the Council.

The  Committee also pays close attention to other planning matters, such as the progress of the Local Development Plan. In addition, details of licensing applications are also reported to meetings of the committee in view of their potential impact on the local community.

Details of the dates of future meetings of the committee can be found under the “Your Council” section of this website, along with the agendas and minutes of meetings.