Planning Policy in Wales

Planning Policy Wales

Effective land use planning contributes to sound economic development, the conservation of natural assets and to the quality of life of individuals and communities.

This document contains current land use planning policy for Wales. It provides the policy framework for the effective preparation of local planning authorities’ development plans.

This is supplemented by 21 topic based Technical Advice Notes (TANs). Procedural guidance is given in Welsh Office / National Assembly for Wales / Welsh Government circulars.

Planning Policy Wales, the TANs and the circulars may be material to decisions on individual planning applications. They will be considered by the Welsh Ministers and Planning Inspectors in the determination of called-in planning applications and appeals.

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