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Policy & Activities

National Planning Policy

The context for national planning policy in Wales is contained within two main documents:

Planning Policy Wales – guidance on the preparation and content of development plans and advice on development control decisions and appeals

Minerals Planning Policy Wales – guidance for the extraction of all minerals and other substances in, on or under land.

Policy Clarification letters provide advice and guidance on specific subjects.

Technical Advice Notes

Planning Policy Wales is supplemented by 22 topic based Technical Advice Notes (TANs).

A list of current Technical Advice Notes can be found here

Planning (Wales) Act 2015

The Planning (Wales) Act 2015 can be found here.

Housing (Wales) Act 2014

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 can be found here.