Following consultations earlier this year on strengthening a presumption in favour of
sustainable development and revisions to Chapter 7 (Supporting the Economy) of Planning
Policy Wales the Welsh Government published published
Edition 5 of Planning Policy Wales earlier this
The revised national planning policy for Wales reinforces the
need for adopted development plans to be in place and to use these
plans in determining planning applications. In recognising the role
that planning can play to support the economy, the revised Chapter
7 sets out how economic development should be considered alongside
other sustainable development considerations; the emphasis is on
considering the 'whole economy'.
The Welsh Government is currently working on a new TAN
(Technical Advice Note) to provide advice and guidance to support
the policies in Chapter 7.
Visit the RTPI Cymru pages.