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Presentations

Acrobat-IconPlanning Aid Wales – Presentation for One Voice Wales larger councils conference 6th July ’16

 

With funding from Welsh Government, Planning Aid Wales has developed a suite of training materials to help community and town councils have a stronger role in planning.

 

Action packs

‘Action Packs’ are designed to allow community and town councils to train themselves on important areas of planning:

Acrobat-IconAction pack 1: Improving communication with your planning authority

Acrobat-IconAction pack 2: Understanding Local Development Plans

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Action pack 3: Comments on planning applications

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Action pack 4: Developing an action plan for affordable housing

 

Fact sheets

The following planning fact sheets cover a range of useful subjects:

Acrobat-IconFact sheet 1: The role of community and town councils in the planning process

Acrobat-IconFact sheet 2: Representing your local community

Acrobat-IconFact sheet 3: Your rights in planning

Acrobat-IconFact sheet 4: Recognising conflicts of interest in planning

Acrobat-IconFact sheet 5: A brief history of the planning system in Wales

Acrobat-IconFact sheet 6: How to find out about national planning policy

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Fact Sheet 7: Nationally significant infrastructure projects

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Fact Sheet 8: Local planning authority responsibilities

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Fact Sheet 9: Local planning authority procedures

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Fact Sheet 10: Planning in National Parks, AONBs and Conservation areas

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Fact Sheet 11: The local planning authority as developer

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Fact Sheet 12: Understanding planning drawings and technical data

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Fact Sheet 13: Notification of planning applications

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Fact Sheet 14: Enforcement and retrospective applications

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Fact Sheet 15: Protecting community facilities, open spaces and play areas

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Fact Sheet 16: Development on common land

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Fact Sheet 17: Planning and building regulations

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Fact Sheet 18: Planning gain and planning obligations

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