A Strategic Development Plan recognises that planning for an individual local planning authority administrative area does not necessarily reflect how people live their lives, how markets operate or how business functions. 

A Strategic Development Plan allows for a wider geographical area to be considered in a single plan. It facilitates the creation of a cohesive, long-term vision that addresses the unique needs and opportunities of our communities. 

The plan aims to foster sustainable economic growth, enhance infrastructure, and improve the overall quality of life for residents. By collaborating closely with local authorities, businesses, and stakeholders, the SDP will ensure that development is balanced and inclusive, reflecting the aspirations of our diverse population. It adopts a midpoint between the National Plan and Local Development Plans (LDPs) and will provide a strategic context for the preparation of subsequent LDPs. 
Furthermore, the SDP responds to the statutory duties set by Welsh Government Ministers for Corporate Joint Committees, ensuring that our regional planning aligns with national priorities and legislative requirements. This strategic approach will enable North Wales to thrive, securing a prosperous future for generations to come.