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Draft Planning Policy Wales

This consultation proposed revisions to the Planning Policy Wales (PPW) in light of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

Objectives of the consultation

Planning Policy Wales (PPW) is the national land-use planning policy document for Wales. It is used by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to inform policies and landuse allocations in Local Development Plans (LDPs) and it is a material consideration for decision makers in determining individual planning applications. PPW sets out the land use policies of the Welsh Government and provides the context for land use planning in Wales.

This consultation sought views on proposed revisions to PPW in light of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The legislative requirements set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (WFG Act) mandate improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. It requires public bodies (including the Welsh Government and Local Planning Authorities) to think about the long-term, to work better with people and communities, to look to prevent problems and take a more joined up approach to deliver sustainable development.

PPW was restructured into policy themes which reflect the well-being goals and policy updated where necessary to reflect Welsh Government strategies and policies. The Welsh Government sought views on these changes through the range of questions asked in the consultation document.

The consultation closed on 18 May 2018.

Supporting papers

To download the documents that supported this consultation, please follow the links below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation as there were no significant comments from CIBSE Members.