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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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Engaging with planning policy: Cardiff Civic Society

Go to our Network case study page for a new case study in our series on civic societies. In the latest entry we look at how Cardiff Civic Society engages with the local and national planning policy process.

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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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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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Save Llandaff Meadow

In April we wrote about the Llandaff Society and the wider community’s campaign to Save Llandaff Meadows. Llandaff Meadows lies between Llandaff Cathedral and the river. Cardiff Metropolitan University is seeking to drain and level it for a football pitch.

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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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