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Welsh Government Response to Coronavirus


Latest Welsh Government Update

Welsh Government has provided clarity on planning matters moving forward. 

The key highlights are;

  • PAC - Considering temporary amendments to the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 (DMPWO) to remove the need for site notices.
  • PAC - Considering temporary amendments to the DMPWO to remove the need to make information available for inspection at a location in the vicinity of the proposed development.
  • Application Validation - Authorities should contact their local agents to inform them that applications submitted in paper form will not be processed for some time.
  • Publicity and site visits - Other than for applications directly responding to Covid-19, officers are not expected to make site visits.
  • Publicity and site visits - legislation will be introduced to temporarily remove the need for Officers to post site notices.
  • Planning committee - meetings have been cancelled and authorities have been considering different ways of working.  The Welsh Government is considering how local authorities can continue to operate and it will be looking at whether the bespoke aspects of planning committees need to be amended.  Regulations are likely to come forward using the powers set out in the Coronovirus Act 2020.
  • Appeals – No change in procedures just yet, but PINS are inviting agents to flag up any issues they may have


For more information please see the following;

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Planning Service Guidance

Response to Asbri Planning


If you would like further information or the possible impacts, please call us on 02920 732652.