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National Development Framework for Wales

The National Development Framework (NDF) will be a 20 year national spatial plan for Wales. This consultation set out the high level issues for the next 20 years and how the NDF might address them.

Objectives of the consultation

The purpose of the NDF is to support the delivery of Prosperity for All by developing a clear long term direction for Government policy, action and investment and for others who the Government work with. The NDF will achieve this by identifying key growth areas, the type and location of the infrastructure we need, by coordinating the delivery of housing, employment and connectivity infrastructure, and by directing key partners to help deliver the national spatial vision. Future policy development, investment decisions and the work of our key partners will be directed by the NDF, allowing coordination and early focus on delivery rather than establishing separate spatial priorities.

The Welsh Government was seeking views on the NDF Preferred Option, Vision, Objectives and Issues. The consultation concluded on 23 July 2018.

The Welsh Government will consider the responses to this consultation and issue a Consultation Report. Later this year the Government will begin preparing the draft NDF, informed by the comments received, with the aim to consult on a draft NDF in summer 2019 and publish the NDF in September 2020.

Supporting papers

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

CIBSE response

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