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Wales Planning Bill published

Yesterday the Welsh Government published the Planning (Wales) Bill. According to the Welsh Government the Bill will: “enable communities across Wales to benefit from a streamlined system which will support the delivery of the homes, jobs and infrastructure that Wales

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Town and village greens: The story of Llandaff Meadow

A guest article by Geoff Barton Greenwood FRICS (Chairman) and Kay S. Powell MRTPI (Planning and Conservation Advisor), Llandaff Society Llandaff Meadow, lying between Llandaff Cathedral and the River Taff, has been used by many local people for informal recreation

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For ‘Planning’ Read Housing – Town (and country) planning in Wales between 1909 and 1947

Clive James, in the second article from the RTPI Cymru’s Centenary History of Wales series, discusses the pre-1947 position of planning in Wales. This article was,written for, and first published in the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru’s newsletter Cynllunio in Spring 2014.  

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Why Wales is Different … when it comes to planning

Roger Tanner introduces a project about the history of planning in Wales *. This article was,written for, and first published in the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru’s newsletter Cynllunio in Winter 2013. Introduction A new Wales Planning Bill is on

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Changes to guidance on sustainable buildings

Today a number of changes were made to Welsh Government planning policy as a result of the amendments to Part L of the Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Power) coming into force today. These changes extend the energy efficiency

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Welsh Government consultations

1 Statutory Guidance – Access to Information on Community and Town Councils 2 Consultation on Draft TAN 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies 3 General principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill (National Assembly for Wales)   1 Statutory Guidance

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Good Design and the Local Development Plan Process

The Design Commission for Wales has updated their publication ‘Good Design and the Local Development Plan Process’. This useful guide complements the Welsh Government’s LDP Manual, 2006 which sets out official guidance. This guidance will help you understand what a

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Development not requiring planning permission

The National Assembly for Wales Research Unit has produced a short and useful guide to the main types of development which do not require planning permission. Download the document WG_summary of devts not requiring pp_July14 or go to the webpage

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The Heritage Bill — Update on progress

In June John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport, released a written statement providing an update on the progress of the Heritage Bill. Following the consultations a number of changes are being introduced. The Bill is also to be accompanied

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Practice guidance on planning and the Welsh language

The Welsh Government have published guidance for planning authorities on how Welsh language considerations can be incorporated into the preparation and review of Local Development Plans. The guidance is intended to support Technical Advice Note 20: Planning and the Welsh

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