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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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Urgent works to listed buildings & the Heritage Bill

Guest post by IHBC Wales Chair, Nathan Blanchard: As we know one of the major barriers to local authorities deploying urgent works notice powers is the issue of recovering their monies post works (especially in these more straightened times) and

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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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Planning for Sustainable Building

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration has announced amendments to the national Planning for Sustainable Buildings policy contained in Planning Policy Wales (PPW) and the cancellation of Technical Advice Note (TAN) 22. For more information on the changes please refer

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Changes to Permitted Development rights (for non-residential uses)

The Welsh Government have amended the General Permitted Development Order  to provide more flexible Permitted Development Rights for industrial and warehouse premises, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals. The amendments also provide new Permitted Development Rights for offices, shops and financial or professional services. The changes will come into force on April

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Planning Policy (slightly) revised

We nearly missed this. An amended version of Planning Policy Wales was issued last month. Dryasdust, of course, but if you’re in the amenity business you need to be aware of it!

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Plenary debates heritage next steps

This week’s Welsh Assembly plenary session debated the government’s historic environment strategy and its intentions for the way forward following the recent Future of our past consultation.

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