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Delivering Sustainable Buildings in Wales

Policy and Guidance

The Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, Jane Davidson, launched the final Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statement (MIPPS) (01/2009) 'Planning for Sustainable Buildings' in May.

Alongside the final MIPPS (01/2009) the Minister also launched the consultation on the draft Technical Advice Note TAN 22 'Planning for Sustainable Buildings'.

Various reference documents are available below:

In November 2009, the Assembly Government issued a clarification letter regarding the MIPPS. This can be found here in English a yma yn Cymraeg.

Draft TAN 22 'Planning for Sustainable Buildings' (Consultation)

The legislation for the Design and Access Statements has now been published. The Legislation is available to view here.

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 12: Design was published in June 2009. This guidance should be used to assist applicants in ensuring that applications for planning permission or listed building consent, with exceptions, that are submitted on or after 1 June 2009 contain all the relevant information on design and access issues. Click here to see TAN 12.

The Assembly Government has also published introductory an leaflet on Design and Access Statements / Datganiadau Dylunio a Mynediad  and Delivering Sustainable Buildings / Taflen ar gyfer Adeiladau Cynaliadwy


RTPI Cymru organised training, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, to support the role out of this new policy and guidance, with support from the Design Commission for Wales, in April and May. The training was delivered by a joint team of AECOM (formerly Faber Maunsell) and Barton Willmore.

Copies of the presentations are available below.

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Topic 1: Policy Context

Pwnc 1: Cyd-destun Polisi


Topic 2: Overview of the Code for Sustainable Homes & BREEAM

Pwnc 2 - Trosolwg o'r Cod Cartrefi Cynaliadwy a BREEAM


Topic 3: Understanding the Energy Requirements

Pwnc 3 - Deall y Gofynion Ynni


Topic 4: Implementing the Policy: Assessing Applications

Pwnc 4 - Rhoi'r Polisi ar Waith – Asesu Ceisiadau


Topic 5: Implementing the Policy: Assessing Compliance Post-consent

Pwnc 5 - Rhoi'r Polisi ar Waith – Asesu Cydymffurfiaeth ar ôl cael Caniatâd


Topic 6: The DAS in the Planning System (Policy & Guidance)

Pwnc 6 - Y DAS yn y System Gynllunio: Polisi a Chanllawiau


Topic 7: The DAS in the Planning System (at Appeal)

Pwnc 7 - Y DAS yn y System Gynllunio: Mewn Apêl


Topic 8: Objectives of Good Design

Pwnc 8 - Amcanion Dylunio Da


Topic 9: What Makes a Good DAS?

Pwnc 9 - Beth sy'n creu DAS da?


Topic 10: Assessing DASs

Pwnc 10 - Asesu DAS