This guide is about ‘pre-application consultations’, a new part of the planning applications process in Wales brought in by the Planning (Wales) Act 2015.
This guide is designed for community and town councils, community groups and individuals wanting to understand and respond to pre-applications consultations.
It explains new consultation rules developers have to follow before applying for planning permission for ‘major developments’, such as applications for 10 or more houses. It also explains how communities can respond to pre-application consultations.
This guide has been prepared for the Welsh Government by Planning Aid Wales, a charity working to increase community involvement in planning. Visit www.planningaidwales.org.uk for more information.