Section: Planning

Simplify planning laws in Wales to create new homes

Posted 01.12.17
Law Commission: Article link

A new planning code for Wales is needed to get the country building and further protect heritage and the environment, says the Law Commission.

England and Wales's independent law reform agency says that complex and overlapping planning laws - contained in over 30 Acts of Parliament - slow down the development process, confuse applicants for planning permission and generate unnecessary bureaucracy and cost.

Over the course of two years' intensive research, the Commission has identified a variety of ways in which the law could be improved. Currently it can be tricky for specialist legal professionals to get planning applications right, let alone the general public.

So, in a new consultation just launched, it proposes shaping up the planning system to make the law clearer, simpler and more effective for everybody.

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Reporting on December 2017

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