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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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NAW Environment and Sustainability Committee: Planning (Wales) Bill

The Planning (Wales) Bill has been introduced (see our brief update here). The National Assembly for Wales Environment and Sustainility Committee has launched a consultation on the general principles of the Bill, which will close on 7 November. For more

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WG review of policy on town centre retail

In May 2014 the Welsh Government published research into ‘Town Centres and Retail Dynamics – Towards a Revised Retail Planning Policy for Wales‘. One of the findings was the need for improved clarity in retail planning guidance. On October 14th,

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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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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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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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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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