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Welsh government announces measures to boost music venue protections

Welsh government announces measures to boost music venue protections

The Welsh government has said that it intends to insert an 'explicit reference' to the agent of change principle within national planning policy and allow councils to designate areas of 'cultural significance for music' within local plans.

Wales moves to make SuDS requirements mandatory

Wales moves to make SuDS requirements mandatory

All new developments in Wales would be required to have a sustainable drainage system that meets mandatory national standards under proposals published by the Welsh government.

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How a devolution of powers will affect Welsh energy projects

How a devolution of powers will affect Welsh energy projects

Major energy projects in Wales will soon benefit from a simplification of the planning regime following the devolution of powers from Westminster.

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

The Scottish and Welsh governments have launched consultations on plans to bring their systems into line with a new EIA directive, but details on how the rules will change in England remain unclear.

Why Welsh Assembly results may delay planning reforms

Why Welsh Assembly results may delay planning reforms

The Welsh Assembly elections have raised concerns that implementation of the principality's recent planning legislation could be more protracted than expected.

How we did it: Achieving annual land supply consensus between council and housebuilders

How we did it: Achieving annual land supply consensus between council and housebuilders

Newport City Council's approach to gauging its housing land supply shows that the Welsh system has much to recommend it. David Dewar reports.


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