Planning Law in Wales - Final Report

The Law Commission, a statutory independent body, has published its final report setting out 193 suggested technical changes to planning law as it applies in Wales.

The Law Commission was invited by the Welsh Government to consider the codification of planning law in Wales, and to make recommendations for technical reforms. A Consultation Paper was published in November 2017, containing over 180 provisional proposals and consultation questions. A programme of meetings and events was carried out over the following three months.

In the light of those meetings and the written responses, this Report sets out final recommendations. Part One of the Report deals with general principles. Chapter Two opens with a brief outline of the project so far – from the initial invitation to the Commission from the Welsh Government, via aScoping Paper published in 2016, to the Consultation Paper in 2017 and now the Final Report in 2018 (Chapter One). Chapter Three describes the consultation exercise. General responses, relating to the codification exercise as a whole, is summarised in Chapter Four.

The fourteen chapters in Part Two of the Report then summarise the responses to proposals in the Consultation Paper relating to each of the major areas in this field, and set out recommendations as to the way in which the law can best be presented and, in some respects improved, for the benefit of all those who use it. A list of recommendations is at the end of Part Two.

Author: Law Commission

Date: November 2018 Date of publication

This item updates DCP section 4.2

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