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Planning law and process

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The process for developing robust housing evidence for local development plans in Wales

Considers the process for developing robust housing projections for Local Development Plans in Wales in response to some local planning authorities' concerns about how much flexibility they have to interpret household projections. There is a full report and a research briefing.

Strategic planning

Developed through stakeholder workshops and background research into all five nations to see how we can respond to the challenge of marrying local concerns and wider issues across city-regions and other areas.

Making better decisions for places

Looks at how public and private governance structures can influence the effectiveness of planning, and how barriers to delivery can be overcome.

Thinking spatially

Considers how thinking spatially can help policymakers make better judgements about how individual policy proposals affect a place as a whole.

Study into the operation of planning committees in Wales

Provides evidence on the efficiency and effectiveness of planning committees and makes recommendations for change in a 2013 report to Welsh Ministers.


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@rtpiknowledge : Delivering Better Water Management through the Planning System, published by @CIRIAupdates and supported by… 19/01/2020 - 11:00

@rtpiknowledge : Design awareness and assessment are important skills for planners. Design is essential for development management a… 19/01/2020 - 09:00

@rtpiknowledge : Local planning authorities and combined authorities with plan-making powers should urgently review their approach t… 18/01/2020 - 02:01