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13. Glossary


The final confirmation of the development plan as its land use planning policy by the Local Planning Authority (LPA).

Adopted Plan

This is the Final stage of Local Development Plan preparatory process - where the Local Development Plan becomes the statutory Development Plan., for the purposes of the Act.

Affordable Housing

Housing provided to those whose needs are not met by the open market. Affordable housing should:

  • meet the needs of eligible households, including availability at an affordable cost, determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices; and
  • include provision for the home to remain affordable for future eligible households, or if a home ceases to be affordable or staircasing to full ownership takes place, any subsidy should generally be recycled to provide replacement affordable housing.

This breaks down into two sub-categories:

  • social rented housing - provided by local authorities and registered social landlords where rent levels have regard to the Assembly Government's guideline rents and benchmark rents; and
  • Intermediate housing - where prices or rents are above those of social rented housing but below market housing prices or rents. This can include equity sharing schemes (for examplee.g., Homebuy). Intermediate housing differs from low costlow-cost market housing, which the Welsh Government does not consider to be affordable housing for the purpose of the land use planning system. (TAN 2: Glossary).

Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)

Locations identified where the Council believes that national air quality objectives are not likely to be met and where improvements are needed.

The Council is under a legal obligation to declare by Order such sites as Air Quality Management Areas.

Alternative Luxury Camping sites

A non-permanent luxury style of camping.


A positive element or elements that contribute to the overall character or enjoyment of an area. For example, open land, trees, historic buildings and the inter relationship between them, or less tangible factors such as tranquillity.

Anaerobic Digestion

Processes whereby bacteria break down organic material in the absence of air, yielding biogas.

Ancient Woodland

Land that has had a continuous woodland cover since accurate maps were first produced.


Where the use of land or buildings differ from the primary use and is of a lesser importance and are permitted because of their association with the primary use.

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

This will assess the extent to which policies in the local development plan are being successfully implemented (Regulation 37 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005).

Baseline/Pre Change Baseline

A description of the present state of an area against which to measure change.


The variability among living organisms from all sources including animals, plants, birds, insects and fish, and the habitats of which they are part.

Brownfield land

See definition for Previously Developed Land

Candidate Site

Candidate Sites are those nominated by anyone for consideration by the LPA as allocations in an emerging LDP.

Candidate Sites Register

Register of candidate sites prepared following a call for candidate sites by the LPA.


A term relating to Conservation Areas or Listed Buildings, but also to the appearance of any urban or rural location in terms of its landscape, townscape or the layout of streets and open spaces, often giving places their own distinct identity.

City Region

See Swansea Bay City Region.

Climate Change

Long-term changes in temperature, precipitation, windwind, and all other aspects of the Earth's climate. Often regarded as a result of human activity and fossil fuel consumption.


The merging or joining up of two separate settlements or of separate elements of settlement.


Undeveloped land with current planning permission or land which is currently being developed.


People living in a defined geographical area, or who share other interests and therefore form communities of interest.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local planning authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. A charge that local authorities can elect to place on new developments in their area to fund strategic infrastructure to support development.

Community Involvement Scheme (CIS)

Sets out the project plan and policies of the LPA for involving local communities, including businesses, in the preparation of local development plans. The CIS is submitted to the Welsh Government as part of the Delivery Agreement for agreement.

Commuted Sum

Sums are monies received from developers and ring fenced for on/off-site use, developmentdevelopment, or maintenance. For example, provision of infrastructure, provisionprovision, and maintenance of open space, etc.


Planning consents for development which have been constructed or brought into operational use.

Consensus Building

A process of early dialogue with targeted interest groups to understand relevant viewpoints and agree a course of action.

Conservation Area

An area designated by the LPA under legislation which is of a special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance.


A formal process in which comments are invited on a particular topic or set of topics, or a draft document.

Contaminated Land

Defined under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 78A(2) as: 'Any land which appears to the local authority in whose area it is situated to be in such a condition, by reason of substances in, on or under the land, that

- significant harm is being caused or there is a significant possibility of such harm being caused; or

- pollution of controlled waters is being, or is likely to be, caused.

Contextual Indicator

An indicator used to monitor changes in the context within which the plan is being implemented or prepared.

Controlled Waters

Includes rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, canals, coastal waters, estuariesestuaries, and groundwater.


Land that lies outside the defined settlements, as identified on the Proposals Map, and includes small groups of dwellings that are dispersed across the County.

Defined Settlements

Those settlements identified within Strategic Policy SP16: Sustainable Distribution – Settlement Framework.

Delivery Agreement (DA)

Document comprising the LPA's timetable for the preparation of the LDP together with its Community Involvement Scheme, submitted to the Welsh Government for agreement.


In the case of residential development, a measurement of either the number of habitable rooms per hectare (or acre) or number of dwellings per hectare (or acre).


The term used for the process of publishing the detailed Plan policies and proposals for public consultation. Placing the Plan "on deposit".

Deposit Documents

These include the deposit LDP or the deposit revised LDP, the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal report, Habitat Regulations Assessment, the initial consultation report, the candidate sites register, the Review Report (if appropriate), any relevant supporting documents.

Design and Access Statement (DAS)

The requirement for a DAS and the content of such documents forms part of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016. Design and Access statements accompany certain applications and must, amongst other things, explain the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the development, demonstrate the steps taken to appraise the context of the development and how the design of the development takes that context into account, explain the policy or approach adopted as to access and how policies relating to access in the development plan have been taken into account, and explain how specific issues which might affect access to the development have been addressed.

Development Limits

A line drawn in order toto define the area of a settlement within which development is acceptable in principle subject to detailed consideration of environmental, amenity, access, public service provision and other considerations. Areas outside the limits are regarded as the open countryside.

Directly Related

Sites which are physically, functionallyfunctionally, and visually linked to a settlement defined within Strategic Policy SP316.

Ecosystem Resilience

The ability of ecosystems to cope with pressures, disturbancesdisturbances, and change – either by resisting them, recovering from them or adapting to them. Achieving ecosystem resilience is about working at larger scales, promoting functional connections between natural places, ensuring they have high natural diversity, are in good condition and increasing their extent. Biodiversity is an essential underpinning element of all resilient ecosystems. All functioning and resilient ecosystems have a characteristic healthy and often rich biodiversity.

Employment Land

Land used for the purposes of employment by one or more of the following: offices, manufacturing, researchresearch, and development, storagestorage, and distribution (see also Use Classes).


A process which encourages substantive deliberation in a community. Proactive attempt to involve any given group of people/section of the community.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

The evaluation of the likely environmental consequences of a development and considers how the severity of the impacts could be minimised. Applicants for certain types of development, often larger schemes, are required to submit an Environmental Statement to accompany a planning application, in order toto set out the findings of the EIA process so that a decision on whether to grant permission may be better informed.

Evidence Base

Interpretation of Baseline or other information/data to provide the basis for plan policy.


Of, or rRelating to, a watercourse such as a river, streamstream, or brook.

Fluvial Flood

Flooding from rivers.

Future Wales: the national plan 2040

Prepared by the Welsh Government under the provisions of the Planning (Wales) Act) 2015. Future Wales sets out a 20 year20-year land use framework for Wales and will replaces the Wales Spatial Plan.


The variety of earth materials, forms and processes that constitute and shape the Earth. It covers geology, rocksrocks, and the process by which they change and geomorphology, landformslandforms, and topography.


Relating to the earth's physical structure and substance.


The form or surface features of the earth.

Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI)

The network of multi-functional green space, encompassing both land and water (blue space). The Green and Blue Infrastructure areas include existing and new (created) features in both rural and urban areas. The Green and Blue Infrastructure network delivers a wide range of Ecosystem Services including environmental and quality of life benefits for local communities.

Green Infrastructure Statement

A requirement for the planning application of any major development which demonstrates how GBI design solutions have been considered and accommodated as part of the proposed development.

Greenfield site

Land which has never been built on.


Water that has percolated into the underground strata, including soils and may form underground ponds or streams (i.e., aquifers), which may discharge above ground but lower down the catchment.


An area of nature conservational interest.

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

The screening and appropriate assessment of options required under Part 6 and Chapter 8 of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (the Habitats Regulations) is a recognised iterative process which helps determine the likely significant effect on a plan or programme and (where appropriate) assess adverse impacts on the integrity of a European (Natura 2000) site. The assessment is required to be undertaken by a competent authority in respect of plans or projects which are likely to have a significant effect (alone and in combination with other plans and projects) on an "European Site" (see paragraph 5.1.2 of TAN 5). The UK is bound by the terms of the EC Birds and Habitats Directives and the Ramsar Convention. The Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Regulations 1994 (the Habitats Regulations) and the Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats &c) Regulations 2007 refer to "European sites" and "European Offshore Marine Sites". Despite amendments to the Habitat Regulations post-brexit, the legal position and duties to achieve/uphold favourable conservation status remain unchanged.

Hamlets and Groups of dwellings

A hamlet or a group of dwellings is (defined for the purposes of the LDP) a small cluster of dwellings with core of at least 6 dwellings.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

A HMO is a property occupied by three or more tenants not living together as a single family household who share basic amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom or toilet facilities but have separate bedrooms. The term covers bedsits, non self-contained, non-self-contained flats, shared houses and lodgings.

Infill Development

The development of a small gap between existing buildings. To qualify as infill, the proposed development must be related to the size and character of the particular settlement.


Includes services such as roads, transport facilities, water supplies, sewerage and associated waste water treatment facilities, waste management facilities, energy supplies (electricity and gas) and distribution networks and telecommunications infrastructure. Soft infrastructure includes ICT and telecommunications.

Integrated Community Strategy (ICS)

Required by the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (Part 2: Sections 37-46) with the aim of improving the social, environmentalenvironmental, and economic well-being of their areas. Also referred to as a "Single Integrated Plan".

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA)

Tool for appraising policies to ensure they reflect sustainable development objectives (i.e., social, environmental, and economic factors). This approach meets requirements for a joint SA/SEA alongside the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015, Equality Act 2010, Environment (Wales) Act 2016, Technical Advice Note (TAN) 20, and considerations under Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, into a single, non-exhaustive ISA which enables a more transparent, holistic, and rounded assessment of the sustainability implications of the growth options, objectives, policies, and proposals contained in the rLPD.

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Report (ISA Report)

Document incorporating the requirements for an Environmental Report as part of the SA/SEA process to describe and appraise the likely significant effects on sustainability (i.e., social, environmental, and economic factors) of implementing the LDP, in addition to other requirement/considerations (please see definition for ISA).


Wales-wide landscape assessment that is organised by Natural Resources Wales (NRW in partnership with the Welsh local authorities. Introduced in 1997 and updated in 2003, the LANDMAP methodology and quality assurance process ensures a nationally consistent resource for landscape planning and decision making. LANDMAP information is collected in a structured and rigorous way that is defined by five methodological chapters, the Geological Landscape, Landscape Habitats, Visual & Sensory, Historic Landscape and Cultural Landscape.


An area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors.

Listed Buildings

Buildings are 'Listed' because they are considered to beare of special architectural and/or historic interest and as a result require special protection. Listing protects the whole building both inside and out and possibly also adjacent buildings if they were erected before 1st July 1948. The prime purpose is to protect the building and its surroundings from changes which will materially alter the special historic or architectural importance of the building or its setting.

Local Area for Play (LAP)

Usually small landscaped areas of oOpen space designed for young children located close to where the children live.

Local Development Plan (LDP)

The required statutory development plan for each local planning authority area in Wales under Part 6 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. A land use plan that is subject to independent examination, which will form the statutory development plan for a local planning authority area for the purposes of the Act. It should include a vision, strategy, area-wide policies for development types, land allocations, and where necessary policies and proposals for key areas of change and protection. Policies and allocations must be shown geographically on the Proposals Map forming part of the Plan.

Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP)

An equipped area of play and recreation (and informal recreation).

Local Need Eligibility

All new affordable local need housing will be restricted to those who can demonstrate they have a need to live in the Town and Community Council area and are in Affordable Housing Need. In practice, the occupant must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • The person is continuously resident in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area for three years immediately prior to occupation; or
  • The person has been in continuous employment in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area for at least the last 5 years immediately prior to occupation; or
  • The person is a former resident who wishes to return to the Town or Community Council area having completed a post-secondary (tertiary) education course within 12 months prior to occupation and who immediately prior to attending the course lived in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area for at least three years; or
  • The person is a 'key worker' moving into the community to take up permanent, full-time employment within the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area. An example of a key worker is as follows:
    • A teacher in a school or in a further education establishment or sixth form college;
    • A nurse or other skilled health worker in the National Health Service;
    • A police officer;
    • A fire officer;
    • Any other person whose employment fulfils an important role in the provision of key services within the area; or,
  • The person makes a significant voluntary contribution to the social, cultural and economic vitality of the Town or Community Council area for at least three years; or,
  • The person needs to move to the area so that a member of their household with a disability can attend a school or receive specialist support, but are unable to do so because of the difficulty in finding adequate accessible / affordable housing in the area. The need must be as a consequence of the disability and the need to move to that area must be evidenced; or,
  • The person was in prison, in hospital or similar accommodation whose location was beyond their control, and immediately before moving to this type of accommodation lived in the Town or Community Council area or adjoining Town or Community Council area for at least three years; or
  • The person needs to live in the Town or Community Council area because they need substantial care from a relative who lives in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area, or because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or
  • The person is a former resident who lived in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area for three years and then lived outside the locality defined for social and/or economic reasons and is returning to live in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area within three years of the date of their departure; or
  • The person is serving in the Armed Forces or are former members of the Armed Forces who are not currently employed or resident in the area but have previously been resident in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town or Community Council area, including residency as a result of a former posting in the Town or Community Council area or the adjoining Town and Community Council area while serving in the Armed Forces; or,
  • Is an older person or disabled person and needs to move to more suitable accommodation due to medical conditions.

Local Planning Authority (LPA)

A planning authority whose responsibilities for include the preparation of an LDP.

Local Well-being Plan

Under The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 Public Service Boards were established for each local authority area and prepare the Well-being Plan. These Plans replace the SIP (see below).

Marine Plan

The Welsh National Marine Plan prepared under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Market Housing

Private housing for rent or sale where the price is set in the open market. (TAN2: Glossary).


Measures to avoid, reduce minimise and/or offset significant adverse effects.

Mitigation Hierarchy

A tool which promotes limiting negative/adverse effects (as far as possible). In sequential order, proposals must first consider avoiding impacts, then ways of minimising impacts, and lastly mitigating impacts which may potentially be placed upon biodiversity and/or the wider environment.

Mixed Use

Developments or proposals comprising of more than one use type on a single site.

Multi-use Games Area (MUGA)

A versatile outdoor area made from macadam, polymeric surfacing, or artificial grass and is designed to be used for a variety of different sports and games including football, hockey, rugby, cricket, and tennis.

National Nature Reserve (NNR)

An area designated for its national importance in nature conservation terms and managed through joint nature reserve agreements with landowners etc.

Natural Resources

Materials that occur naturally that are useful to man. Includes minerals, timber, land, ecosystems, etc.

Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play (NEAP)

Equipped play area (and informal recreation, and provision for children and young people)..

Non-Defined Rural Settlements

Non-defined rural settlements are those consisting of a group of existing dwelling houses which make up a hamlet / settlement that is are not defined in Policy SP3.

Objective/Strategic Objective

A statement of what is intended, specifying the desired direction of change in trends.

Open Space

All space of public value, including public landscaped areas, playing fields, parks and play areas, and also including not just land, but also areas of water such as rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs, which can offer opportunities for sport and recreation or can also act as a visual amenity and a haven for wildlife.

Ordinary Watercources

All watercourses that are not a designated main river, and which are the responsibility of local authoritiesNatural Resources Wales and local authorities to regulate.


Other local/National Park authority departments and statutory bodies where the LDP will help to deliver some of the objectives of their strategies. Partners may be expected to contribute to formulating relevant parts of the LDP.


Process and tool to collectively design and manage the public realm to create quality places that people want to live and work in, that are appealing, accessible, safe and support social interaction and amenities.

Plan Period

The period of timeperiod a plan covering s namely up 2018 to 2033.

Planning Obligation

A legal agreement between an applicant and the local planning authority to ensure a development is carried out in a certain way. Also referred to as a Section 106 Agreement.

Planning Policy Wales (PPW)

Planning Policy Wales sets out the land use planning policies of the Welsh Assembly Government. It is supplemented by a series of Technical Advice Notes. Procedural advice is provided through circulars and policy clarification letters.

Playing Fields

Land set out with a pitch or pitches for games.


Relating to rainfall -– increase of the amount of rain, which can cause surface water flooding before entering watercourses and the drainage system.

Pluvial Flooding

Flooding from surface water. This occurs when heavy rain saturates drainage systems and excess water cannot be absorbed.

Pre-deposit Documents (LDP)

These include the vision, strategic options, preferred strategy, key policies, the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal report, the candidate sites register, Review Report (if appropriate).

Pre-deposit Stage

In the LDP Manual, referred to as the Strategic Options and Preferred Strategy stage of LDP preparation.

Previously Developed Land

See the definition of Previously Developed Land contained in PPW: Edition 10 - paragraph 3.5111 – page 37.

Protected Species

Plant and animal sSpecies afforded protectioned under certain Acts and Regulations.

Public Rights of Way (PROW)

Paths that the public have a right to pass. PROWs are inclusive of footpaths, bridleways, and byways.

Ramsar Site

A wetland site of international importance for nature conservation. Designation is enabled by the Ramsar Convention 1971. whereby participating European Governments undertake to protect such areas.

Regionally Important Geological/ Geomorphological Sites (RIGs)

Locally designated earth science sites, which are selected using nationally agreed criteria.

Renewable Energy

For the purposes of planning policy, renewable energy is defined as those sources of energy, other than fossil fuels or nuclear fuel, which are continuously and sustainably available in our environment. This includes wind, water, solar, geothermal energyenergy, and plant material (biomass). Low carbon energy is the term used to cover technologies that are energy efficient (but does not include nuclear).

Residual Waste

Residual waste remains after recyclable or compostable material has been removed from the waste stream.

Review Report

The required statutory report under Section S69 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 2004 Act and/or Regulation 41 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005; to conclude on the LDP revision procedure to be followed based on a clear assessment of what has been considered and what needs to change and why, based on evidence.

Ribbon Development

The linear extension of settlements, including frontage development along approach roads, resulting in the unnecessary intrusion of development into the countryside.

Riparian Corridor

An area adjacent to a water body (e.g., river, lake, estuary) that influences the aquatic ecosystem, and contains plant and animal communities.The part of the floodplain closest to the water channel and greatly influenced by the stream/river. The stream/ river and corridor interact with each other in a way that is mutually beneficial.

Rural Enterprise

Land related businesses including agriculture, forestry and other activities that obtain their primary inputs from the site, such as the processing of agricultural, forestry and mineral products together with land management activities and support services (including agricultural contracting), tourism and leisure enterprises.

Scheduled Ancient Monument

Nationally important archaeological sites or historic buildings, given protection against unauthorised change through primary legislation.

Section 106 Agreement

See Planning Obligations.

Single Integrated Plan (SIP)

Discharges statutory duties identified by Welsh Government ("Shared Purpose – Shared Delivery", WG 2012), including Community Strategies; prepared by a Local Service Board. See "Local Well-being Plans" which are to replace SIPs".

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Sites of Special Scientific Interest are notified by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) under legislation to afford protection to flora, fauna and geological or physiological feature of special interest.

Site Specific Allocations

Allocations of sites (proposals) for specific or mixed uses or development. Policies will identify any specific requirements for individual proposals with the allocations shown on the LDP's proposals map.


In order toTo be adopted, an LDP must be determined 'sound' by the examination Inspector (Section 64 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 20042004 Act). Tests of soundness tests and checks are identified in PPWthe Development Plan Manual.

South W-wWest Wales Area Statement (2020)

One of the 7 area statements produced in Wales by NRW as a collaborative response to the Natural Resources Policy (NRP), published by the Welsh Government in 2017, which sets out the key challenges and opportunities for the sustainable management of Wales natural resources into the future.

Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

Sites of international conservational importance designated by the Welsh Ministers under the Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC)European Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and Wild Flora and Fauna. (transposed into national law through the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended) and Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019).In additionaddition, there are candidate SAC's which should, as a matter of Government policy, be viewed as full SAC's when examining land use impacts.

Special Protection Area (SPA)

Sites of conservational importance Special Protection Areas For designated under the Wild Birds Directive (Directive 2009/147/EC) (transposed into national law through the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended), Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended), and Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019).Wild Birds under The E.C. Council Directive On the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/4C9/EEC) provides for the protection, management and control of all species of naturally occurring wild birds.

Specific Policies

A suite of criteria-based policies which will ensure that all development within the area meets the aims and objectives set out in the Strategy.


Organisations and Iinterested parties, whose s directly affected by the LDP (and/or SEA) - involvement is generally through representative bodies.

Statement of Common Ground (SocG)

The purpose of a SOCG is to establish the main areas of agreement between two or more parties on a particular issue.

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

Provision is made under the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 for the preparation of SDP's at a regional level. SDP will have regard to the NDF and responding at a regional level to strategic issues.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Term used internationally to describe environmental assessment as applied to plans and programmes. SEA process is derived from European legislation and defined at European level – Directive 2001/42/EC. The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Wales) Regulations 2004 (SEA Regulations) require a formal "environmental assessment of certain plans and programmes, including those in the field of planning and land use".

Strategic Objectives

A set of overarching intentions that elaborate on the Vision and that focus on the delivery of the Plan.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

Forms a supplementary document/information in respect of the policies in an LDP. SPG does not form part of the development plan and is not subject to independent examination but must be consistent with the Plan and with national planning policy. Can be developed to consider individual or thematic aspects of the Plan and site allocations including masterplans.

Sustainability Appraisal (SA)

Tool for appraising policies to ensure they reflect sustainable development objectives (i.e., social, environmental, and economic factors). Each LPA is required by Section 62(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 20042004 Act to undertake SA of the LDP. This form of SA fully incorporates the requirements of the SEA Regulations.

Technical Advice Notes (TAN)

A topic-based document published by the Welsh Government to supplement Planning Policy Wales.


Defines the core purpose of the Plan.

Wales Spatial Plan (WSP)

A plan prepared and approved by the National Assembly for Wales under S60 of the 2004 Act, which sets out a strategic framework to guide future development and policy interventions, whether or not these relate to formal land use planning control. Under S62(5)(b) of the 2004 Act a local planning authority must have regard to the WSP in preparing an LDP.

Welsh National Marine Plan (WNMP) 2019

The Welsh National Marine Plan (WNMP) 2019 prepared and adopted under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

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