After many months of work by the Steering Group, stakeholders and members of the community – we are proud to announce that the Colwyn Place Plan has now been launched and was formally adopted by the Bay of Colwyn Town Council on the 22nd January 2024.
The Welsh Government has agreed the planning element of measures to tackle the issue of second homes and short-term lets in the country with the introduction of three new use classes.
NATIONAL TRUST TRAINING – July 2020
Planning Aid Wales provided training on the planning system in Wales for members if the National Trust Planning Team. The training aimed to provide staff with
- An overview of planning law and policy and the basic structure of the system in Wales.
- Explanation of the purpose of planning in Wales, the Welsh Government’s priorities and expectations.
- Understanding of the Development Plan and Development Management process including permitted development rights planning appeals, planning obligations and enforcement.
- Explanation Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and Developments of National Significance in Wales.
- Knowledge of heritage policy in Wales.
- Awareness of emerging planning regulations and policy.
Planning Aid Wales has been conducting community engagement in the Bay of Colwyn as part of its role in developing the Colwyn Place Plan.
So far this has included running a workshop and art competition with local school children from around the Colwyn Bay Area. Facilitating a series of online events and activities, including, an online survey, Placecheck map and, online focus groups, and hosting two drop-in sessions inRhos on Sea and Colwyn Heights.
There is still plenty of events yet to come…
On 25th November 2021, Planning Aid Wales and IAITH: Welsh Centre for Language Planning delivered an online joint mini conference that brought together planners, Welsh language specialists and Community and Town Councils (CTCs) who are taking steps to make more use of Welsh, support the use of Welsh in their communities and are thinking about or involved in planning and placemaking.
Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council are delighted to report that the Place Plan was adopted by Powys County Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance yesterday.
Planning Aid Wales is proud to announce the launch of a new research report that sets out to explore and demonstrate the value of engagement in the working of planning in Wales, with the goal of proposing a path to embedding best-practice engagement in the Welsh planning system.
The new plan was published on 24th February 2021.
The new edition of Planning Policy Wales was released on the 24th February 2021.
New data for the Understanding Welsh Places website will show towns’ access to green space, broadband availability, numbers of public toilets, mental health statistics and much more.