Planning Advice

Planning Aid Wales offers a free Helpline service to assist eligible members of the public and community groups needing help with a planning matter.

Before we offer any advice, we invite callers to use the information provided below as this section contains answers to a variety of the questions we receive.

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Planning Policy

Planning Law & National Planing Policy

Planning legislation shapes and sets the rules for the planning system and national policy sets out how the Welsh Government how land use in Wales should be managed.


Local Development Plans

Local Development Plans state how development should take place in each of the 25 Local Planning Authority areas in Wales.

Early involvement in the Local Development Plan process gives communities the best chance to shape planning decisions in their area.


Place Plans

Produced by communities working with Local Planning Authorities, Place Plans set out local level planning guidance on the use and development of land.


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