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Delivery of Planning Services in Statutory Designated Landscapes in Wales

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An Independent Advisory Group has been set up to review the current system in Wales and consider how best to deliver planning services in the future.
We are working to introduce a Planning Bill to improve the planning system in Wales.
Report by the Independent Advisory Group on the future delivery of planning services in Wales.
Report by Beaufort Research identifying the public attitudes, perceptions and expectations of the planning system in Wales.
Areas can be declared as National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to help protect them.
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We commissioned research from Land Use Consultants to evaluate the delivery of planning services in National Parks (NPs) and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

The report summarizes:

  • the approach taken;
  • key findings;
  • conclusions; and
  • recommendations.

The review/study has:

  • Assessed the effectiveness of the delivery of the planning service;
  • Identified examples of good practice and barriers to the effective delivery of planning services, suggesting improvements; and
  • Compared delivery of planning services between NPs and AONBs and with other Statutory Designated Landscape planning models in the UK.