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Guidance and leaflets

A householder's planning guide to the installation of Antennas, including statellite dishes

A householder's planning guide to the installation of Antennas, including satellite dishes

28/10/14
This booklet gives details of the general planning permission which enables householders (subject to conditions and limitations) to install up to 2 satellite antennas on houses without needing to apply for specific planning permission.
 

Practice Guidance: Planning for Sustainable Buildings

31/07/14
This practice guidance provides advice to developers on integrating sustainable building design principles into their proposals and to local planning authorities on assessing local development plan strategic sites.
 

Planning Guidance: Approving Non-material Amendments to an Existing Planning Permission

07/07/14
From 1 September you can make small changes to an existing planning permission. These are called non-material amendments.
 

Practice guidance on planning and the Welsh language

17/06/14
This guidance supports the advice contained in the revised Technical Advice Note 20: Planning and the Welsh language.
 

Householder Permitted Development Rights

22/04/14
You can make some improvements, alterations and extensions to your home without needing planning permission. These are called Permitted Development Rights.
 

Permitted Development Rights for industry, businesses, educational institutions and hospitals

17/03/14
Permitted development is development that can take place without needing planning permission.
 

Protected Trees - A Guide to Tree Preservation Procedures

15/11/13
This leaflet is written for the benefit of tree owners, the general public and amenity groups and answers some of the most common questions about tree preservation procedures. It is for guidance only and is not a statement of the law.
 

External Solid Wall Insulation: A Planning Guide for Householders

01/10/13
This leaflet can help you think about the issues around installing external solid wall insulation on your home, including the current planning regulations.
 

The Local Development Plan Process Refinement Exercise: Report

04/09/13
This report provides an update on how we intend to refine the current Local Development Plan (LDP) process to make it more effective and efficient.
 

Wind turbine noise guide

05/07/13
This guidance will help improve the consistency of assessing noise impacts in wind farm planning applications.
 

Index of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales

20/05/13
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
 
Guidance on Design and Access Statements

Guidance on design and access statements

03/04/13
Design statements became mandatory from 1st June 2009.
 

One planet development practice guide

19/10/12
The guide is aimed at planning applicants, their advisers, and local planning authorities.
 
Generating Your Own Renewable Energy: A Planning Guide

Generating Your Own Renewable Energy: A Planning Guide

02/10/12
These leaflets can help householders, communities and businesses who want to generate their own renewable energy. They provide information on what should be considered when installing a renewable energy technology, planning regulations and ways that any impacts can be reduced.
 

Guidance Note – Joint Housing Land Availability Study process

19/09/12
This guidance sets out the revised Joint Housing Land Availability Study process for local planning authorities.
 

Case Studies: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in Buildings

31/07/12
Case studies that show how people have reduced the carbon footprint of buildings by making the most of renewable and low carbon technologies.
 

Practice Guidance: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in Buildings

31/07/12
This technical guidance can help identify how you can reduce the carbon footprint of a new building, extension or refurbishment by making the most of renewable and low carbon technologies in the design process.
 

Practice Guide: realising the potential of pre-application discussions

30/05/12
This Practice Guide provides advice to applicants and local planning authorities on how to make the most of pre-application discussions.
 

Guidance on using a local development order

27/04/12
A local development order (LDO) grants permission for a type of development specified so the developer does not need to submit planning applications.
 

Guidance on the use of the standard application form ('1app') and validation of applications

27/04/12
All local planning authorities across Wales have been using the standard application form (1app) to accept electronic planning applications.
 

Rural Enterprise Dwelling Practice Guidance

12/12/11
The guide is aimed at planning applicants, their advisers, and local planning authorities.
 
Information Report: List of statutory and non-statutory consultees

Information Report: List of statutory and non-statutory consultees

28/09/11
This report provides a useful summary of national requirements on local planning authorities to consult when considering a planning application.
 
Community Infrastructure Levy - A Guide to the Production of a Charging Schedule

Community Infrastructure Levy - A Guide to the Production of a Charging Schedule

06/09/11
The Planning Act 2008 allows the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CLG), with the consent of Her Majesty’s Treasury, to make regulations providing for a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This leaflet provides guidance on preparing a Charging Schedule for the Community Infr ...
 
Practice Guidance: Planning Implications of Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Development

Practice Guidance: Planning Implications of Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Development

28/02/11
Local planning authorities have a key role to play in facilitating renewable and low carbon energy development. This Guidance is to help local planning authorities in deciding on applications for renewable and low carbon energy developments.
 
Practice Guidance: Planning for Renewable and Low Carbon Energy – A Toolkit for Planners

Practice Guidance: Planning for Renewable and Low Carbon Energy – A Toolkit for Planners

16/07/10
We have prepared this Toolkit to assist local planning officers and others produce renewable energy assessments in support of their local development plans.
 
Delivering affordable housing using Section 106 agreements: A Guidance Update

Delivering affordable housing using Section 106 agreements: A Guidance Update

15/10/09
This guidance update supplements the July 2008 Practice Guidance. It looks at how local authorities can use the planning process to facilitate and bring forward development, whilst ensuring that they continue to deliver the maximum possible amount of affordable housing during the economic downturn.
 
Planning for Sustainable Buildings Leaflet

Planning for Sustainable Buildings Leaflet

30/07/09
In May 2009 the Assembly Government published a new Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statement (01/2009) ‘Planning for Sustainable Buildings’. The MIPPS details an innovative national planning policy which sets out minimum levels of sustainability for new buildings in Wales that are part of a ne ...
 

Training material on ‘Planning for Climate Change – Delivering Sustainable Buildings and Quality Design’

29/07/09
We funded the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Cymru to deliver regional training workshops.
 

Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites

06/01/09
A guide to help Gypsies and Travellers plan their caravan sites.
 

Delivering affordable housing using section 106 agreements: Practice Guidance

15/08/08
This Practice Guidance to Section 106 Agreements is a tool to support local planning authorities (LPAs) in delivering more affordable housing through the planning system.
 
Improving your home - A Climate Change Guide

Improving your home - A Climate Change Guide

03/07/08
Download our guide on climate change and home improvements.
 

Manual for Streets - March 2007

05/04/07
Manual for Streets provides guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, design, provision and approval of new residential streets, and modifications to existing ones.
 

Crown Application of The Planning Acts

07/06/06
From 7 June 2006, following new legislation, the Planning Acts apply to the Crown, subject to some exceptions. The Crown has previously been immune from the planning system. Crown bodies now, in general, have to apply for planning permission for development in a similar way to other applicants.
 

Fees for monitoring mining and landfill sites - a guide to implementation and good practice

01/05/06
This guidance explains the scope of the new regime and the Welsh Assembly Government’s expectations of how it will operate according to good practice principles. The guidance does not give a definitive interpretation of legal planning requirements, which is ultimately a matter for the courts.
 

Planning Permission - A Guide for Business

01/02/06
This booklet is a guide to the planning system for businesses. It provides guidance on when planning permission is required, how to make a planning application, and what happens afterwards.
 

Planning A Guide for Householders. What you need to know about the planning system

30/09/05
This booklet gives a simple guide to those aspects of the planning system which you are most likely to encounter.
 

Code of Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development

30/06/03
This Code of Best Practice builds on Welsh Assembly Government guidance and operators' commitments.
 

Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) note 14: Development on Unstable Land

01/01/90
These two Appendices provide information on causes of instability and other sources of information.