Planning Policy Wales - Edition 10

The Welsh Government has published a revised version of Planning Policy Wales (PPW).

Planning Policy Wales - Edition 10 has introduced the concept of placemaking and it is stated that this is a key element to deliver on the aspirations of the Well-being of Future Generations Act and drive plan making and development management decisions. It embraces the statutory goals and ways of working as well as giving clear direction through the definition of key planning principles and placemaking outcomes in Wales.

Chapter 4 "Active and Social Places" are those which promote economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being by providing well-connected cohesive communities for all sectors of society, allowing everyone to have a good quality of life by living in strong and safe communities, improving access to services, cultural opportunities and recreation facilities to support people to adopt healthy lifestyles, securing socially inclusive development and more cohesive communities.

Chapter 5 "Productive and Enterprising Places" are those which promote economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being by providing well-connected employment and economic development in pleasant surroundings. These places are designed and sited to promote healthy lifestyles and tackle climate change by making them easy to walk and cycle to and around, access by public transport, minimising the use of non-renewable resources and using renewable and low carbon energy sources.

Finally, Chapter 6 "Natural and Distinctive Places" are those which value the quality of landscapes and historic environment, future proof economic assets both in response to the challenges presented by climate change and in promote low carbon solutions, protecting landscapes and habitats, enabling opportunities for connecting with the natural environment and encouraging healthier lifestyles with the benefit of improving physical and mental well-being.

Author: Welsh Government

Date: December 2018

This item updates DCP section 4.2


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