The Assembly encourages authorities to work together to consider cross border planning issues and to assist authorities in drawing up the strategic policies of their Unitary Development Plans/Local Development Plans. The system is voluntary and has no formal process or status.
• South East Wales Strategic Planning Group
• South West Wales Strategic Planning Group
• Mid Wales Strategic Planning Forum
• North Wales Regional Group
A similar system has been used to prepare Waste Guidance across Wales.
The Wales Spatial Plan is likely to drive regional work in the future.