The document confirms that it is proposed to adopt the guidance in Part 1 in the final version of Circular 003/2019 subject to amendments proposed by respondents which was accepted by the Welsh Government. Use of Circular 003/2019 and engagement and consultation with communities by acquiring authorities will be monitored through:
- an annual review of CPO activity;
- the Welsh Government’s technical pre-checking service for draft CPOs; and
- seeking feedback on implementation from the practitioners.
It is also proposed to adopt the examples of best practice suggested by respondents in Welsh Government guidance. A CPO Manual will be published alongside Circular 003/2019 and will contain best practice points. Circular 003/2019 will sign-post to the best practice in the Manual. It is proposed to establish a Welsh Government technical pre-checking service for draft CPOs for acquiring authorities to utilise. Through this service, acquiring authorities’ performance and application of best practice principles will be monitored as part of technical pre-checks of draft CPOs.
Author: Welsh Government
Date: April 2020 Date of publication
This item updates DCP section 4.516