Call for evidence issued for new Welsh National Development Framework

The Welsh government has issued a call for evidence to inform the development of policies and details of projects in the devolved nation's new National Development Framework (NDF).

Welsh Assembly:  New development framework will guide development at a national level
Welsh Assembly: New development framework will guide development at a national level

The Planning (Wales) Act 2015 provides a statutory requirement for the Welsh ministers to produce a National Development Framework, which would replace the current Wales Spatial Plan.

The NDF would fulfil a number of roles, including setting out the Welsh government’s land use priorities and providing a national land use framework for strategic and local development plans.

It would also would identify nationally important projects.

The Welsh government said that the call for evidence welcomes evidence on issues including:

  • The role and scope of the NDF
  • National issues that could be addressed in the NDF, including: areas for growth, new infrastructure requirements, how to manage national assets.
  • The NDF’s role in shaping regional strategic development plans and local authority local development plans

The call for evidence will run from 7 December 2016 to 7 March 2017.

Call for Evidence and Projects National Development Framework can be found here.


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