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.

In particular, the letter would brings attention to the commencement of provisions within the 2016 Act, new Regulations, changes to directions on aspects of listed building and conservation area consent procedures, and new supporting guidance.

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 amend the 2012 Regulations replacing the requirement that an application for listed building consent is accompanied by a design and access statement with a requirement for an application for listed building or conservation area consent to be supported by a heritage impact statement. This requirement will come into force on 1 September 2017. The Welsh government consulted on the draft guidance for Heritage Impact Assessment in Wales last year and the final guidance will be published on 31 May 2017. In the period prior to commencement of the requirement, the Welsh government continued to provide local authorities with support on the new requirements through forums such as the Built Heritage Forum. 

Date: 26 May 2017 Date of letter

Autor: Welsh Government

This item updates DCP section 4.3722

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