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Grand design?

‘There is no reason why a simple, secure building has to be so ignorant either of its context or its impact on its surroundings.’

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Get your responses on the Planning Consultations into Welsh Government asap!

There are only 5 more days for you to respond to the various Welsh Government Planning Division Consultation Papers on design, the pre-application process, planning committees, delegation and the proposed Joint Planning Boards, as well as changes to the involvement

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Welsh Government Planning Consultations. The Civic Trust’s thoughts.

  The new Planning (Wales) Bill was introduced on the 6th October 2014. A briefing on Bill was published by the National Assembly outlining the key points of the Bill. NAW summary of Planning Bill Following the introduction of the Bill the

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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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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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