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RTPI Cymru Submissions in 2013

ONS: Census Consultation - Future Provision of the Population Statistics

The RTPI response can be viewed here

Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Document for the Water Strategy for Wales

RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

The Future of our Past: A Consultation on Proposals for the Historic Environment of Wales

This consultation set out proposals for improvements to current systems for the protection and sustainable management of the Welsh historic environment and the delivery of historic environment services on the national, regional and local level.

RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Draft Policy Statement for Protected Landscapes in Wales

This consultation set out the Welsh Governments' strategic policy framework for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks in Wales. It replaces 'Policy Statement for the National Parks and National Park Authorities in Wales' (March 2007).

RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

National Assembly for Wales: Holiday Caravan Park (Wales) Bill

Proposals for a new law in Wales, the Holiday Caravan Parks (Wales) Bill has been consulted on by the National Assembly for Wales.  The Bill will address the management and regulation of holiday caravan parks in Wales.  This is not a planning Bill and is directed towards the site licensing system rather than planning, however, we have taken the opportunity to respond and highlight some common issues for both parties.
RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development

In November 2012 the Welsh Government published a revised Planning Policy Wales Chapter 7 on Economic Development. The Welsh Government recognised that the policy needed to be supplemented by a technical advice note to provide more detailed guidance to assist local planning authorities prepare their Local Development Plans and make planning decisions.  This draft TAN is the result of that process.  A detailed practice guide will also be produced to advise local planning authorities about undertaking Employment Land Reviews, and this will be the subject of a further consultation that will take place at a later date.

RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

National Assembly for Wales: Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.  Inquiry into Barriers to Home Building in Wales

RTPI Cymru submitted written evidence to this inquiry and was invited to give oral evidence on the 17th July.  During the oral session it was offered that further information would be provided to address specific points raised during the session.

Planning for Waste - Revision to Chapter 12 of Planning Policy Wales and Technical Advice Note 21

This consultation sought views on proposed changes to national planning policy to help deliver waste infrastructure in Wales. The consultation document is available on the Welsh Government website. RTPI Cymru's response to the consultation is available to view.

Review of the Dee Region Cross-Border Economy

Following on from the City Region's work, Welsh Government have launched a consultation following further work regarding the Dee Region.  In October 2012, Dr Elizabeth Haywood was asked by the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport to look at ways in which cross-border relationships can be strengthened; the role of the Mersey Dee Alliance; and the potential for economic benefits for the region.
RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Active Travel (Wales) Bill

The Active Travel Bill places a requirement on local authorities to continuously improve facilities and routes for walkers and cyclists and to prepare maps identifying current and potential future routes for their use. The Bill will also require new road schemes to consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists at design stage.

RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Non-material Amendments to Planning Permissions

Non-material amendments to an existing planning permission are normally small changes to an approved development proposal that have no impact on the overall context of the development scheme or its surroundings. There is no formal process for approving these changes. So the current approach taken by local planning authorities in dealing with them varies across the country. The consultation set out the Welsh Government's proposals to introduce an application process for making non-material changes to existing planning permissions.

RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Sustainable Development White Paper

A Welsh Government consultation on a future Bill to broaden the scope of the Sustainable Development duty to public bodies. 
RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Vibrant and Viable Places

This consultation document was the result of a policy review of approaches to regeneration instigated by the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage in February 2012.
RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Proposed changes to non-domestic permitted development rights

The Welsh Government undertook a programme of measures to improve the planning application process.  This consultation paper forms part of these measures and proposes the extension of permitted development rights in key economic sectors.

The proposed changes would provide greater flexibility for businesses and some institutions by removing the need to submit planning applications for some minor developments.  The proposals would also require new hardstandings associated with industrial/warehouse development to be made of permeable material in order to reduce floodrisk, and would provide greater protection for World Heritage Sites.

Details of the consultation are contained in a consultation document which can be found on the Welsh Government's consultation pages.
RTPI Cymru's response can be viewed here.

Natural Resources Body for Wales

This was an additional consultation relating to the creation of the new body. There were two parts to this consultation:

  • the duties of the new body; and
  • more information on legal and working arrangements of the body.

RTPI Cymru's response is available here.

Building Regulations Part L Review

The Building Regulations control certain types of building work and ensure that buildings meet certain standards of health, safety, welfare, convenience and sustainability. In setting standards for building work the Building Regulations influence emission reductions in new buildings and existing buildings in Wales.

The Welsh Government want to improve the energy performance of buildings in Wales through the Building Regulations, to help Wales move towards zero carbon and near zero carbon energy buildings by 2020. This consultation contains proposals for:

Changes to Part L(Conservation of Fuel and Power) of the Building Regulations;Changes to the Approved Documents for Wales;A new template for the Approved Documents for Wales; andA discussion of future thinking as we move towards zero carbon.

RTPI Cymru's response is available here.