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Have your say – Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Planning service customer survey

You may shortly receive an e-mail from us providing a link to a questionnaire.  We are sending the e-mail on behalf of the Planning Officers Society for Wales (POSW)  who are gathering customer feedback on the planning application process across Wales.  POSW has commissioned the Local Government Data Unit ~ Wales to run the survey on its behalf.  If you receive the e-mail and have a query regarding the questionnaire please contact Keely.Jones@dataunitwales.gov.uk or call 029 2090 9500.

The following subordinate legislation has been laid before the National Assembly for Wales, and will come into force on the 16 March 2016.

  • The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016 (”the Order”)
  • The Town and Country Planning (Validation Appeal) (Written Representations Procedure) (Wales) Regulations 2016
  • The Town and Country Planning (Pre-Application Services) (Wales) Regulations 2016

These bring into effect and provide the detail for various provisions set out in the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”).

In addition a number of amendments have also been made to development management procedures set out in The Town and

Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 (DMPWO) using existing powers in the Town and

Country Planning Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”), as part of implementing the Welsh Government’s wider positive planning programme.

An explanation of the main changes to the development management process is provided at:-

http://gov.wales/topics/planning/policy/dear-cpo-letters/new-development-management-procedures/?lang=en

 

Non-material Amendments to an Existing Planning Permission

From 1st September 2014, as part of the Welsh Government’s programme of measures to improve the planning process in wales, a statutory procedure for approved ‘non-material amendments’ to an existing planning permission has been created.

Please find below a link to the Welsh Government Planning Guidance on approving Non-material Amendments to an Existing Planning Permission which offers a question and answer guide to the process:

Welsh Government – Planning Guidance: Approving Non-material Amendments to an Existing Planning Permission (July 2014)

If you wish to submit an application for a non-material amendment to an existing planning permission please find below the application form and form guidance.