The following responses were submitted by RTPI Cymru to Wales' specific consultations.
Local Development Orders
LDOs are an extension of permitted development rights, where for specific developments, planning permission is not required. The LDO could relate to all land in a local planning authority area or only to a part of that land including specific sites. This power is discretionary and intended to help speed up the planning system. LDOs will, in effect, grant permission for the development to which they relate and remove the need for planning application and associated application fees. RTPI Cymru's response was submitted by the October deadline.
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management: Development of a National Strategy for Wales
This consultation wasthe first step in producing a National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in Wales. It posed questions about the objectives we should set, the actions we should take and the way they should fund flood and coastal erosion risk management. It also includes information on the roles and responsibilities of the Risk Management Authorities. RTPI Cymru responded to the consultation endorsing the need to adapt to climate change.
Proposals to Update National Planning Policy on Renewable Energy in Wales
The update was intended to enable the delivery of A Low Carbon Revolution - Wales’ Energy Policy Statement and renewable energy and climate change commitments. The RTPI Cymru response highlighted issues it felt were required to be addressed, and endorsed the need for increasing energy generation through renewable sources, in line with its 7 Committments to Climate change.
Micro-regeneration and Low Carbon Energy Technologies
The Welsh Assembly Government has consulted on proposed changes to Permitted Development Rights for Non-domestic Premises and and Householders (turbines, air source heat pumps and solar panels on flat roofs). Details of the consultation can be found here. RTPI Cymru's response was submitted by the deadline of 3 July 2010.
Inquiry into Planning in Wales
The National Assembly for Wales' Sustainability Committee is conducting an inquiry into planning. Further information can be found here. RTPI Cymru's evidence submitted to the Inquiry is available to download.
Study to Examine the Planning Application Process in Wales
The Welsh Assembly Government has conducted a comprehensive review of the planning application system in Wales. It appointed GVA Grimley to conduct an important research study to inform the review. GVA published the report in March 2010 for consultation.
RTPI Cymru's response to the draft report can be found here.
Click here to access papers relating to the meetings and the study on the Welsh Assembly Government's web site. The final report and the Assembly Government's response to the recommendations are available from the Assembly Government's website.
Economic Renewal Programme
The Welsh Assembly Government invited contributions to the development of its Economic Renewal Programme. Further information can be found from here. RTPI Cymru's response can be found here.