Development Control Practice

Development Control Practice (DCP) is the ultimate guide to the planning process and should be referenced by anyone who works with applications, appeals, court cases and development plans

DCP guides you through all the factors involved in seeking and making decision on planning applications. It provides invaluable assistance for lawyers, developers and planning consultants who need to understand how councils make planning application decisions and provides local authorities with a comprehensive guide.

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Policy & Legislation Updates

Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 - Heads of Planning letter

This Heads of Planning letter provides an update on the implementation of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 and changes to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

Effective National Infrastructure

This summary report is the output of the first National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA) insights initiative. It is intended to support improvements in practice, not criticism of the NSIPs regime, for which there is considerable support within NIPA and beyond.

Implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems on New Developments - Welsh Government

This consultation seeks views on the Welsh Government's proposed approach for delivering effective sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on new developments.

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