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Welsh Government Circulars

Circulars on planning issued by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

These Welsh Government circulars (WGCs) are available below.

WGC 016/2014: The Use of Planning Conditions for Development Management

This circular provides contemporary guidance and references to legislation, as well as an updated list of model conditions to promote best practice in Wales.

WGC: 07/2012: The Town and Country Planning (Notification) (Wales) Direction 2012

This direction and circular guidance explains the new categories of planning application which must be referred to the Welsh Ministers, where local planning authorities are minded to approve them.

WGC 003/2012: Guidance on using a local development order

A local development order (LDO) grants permission for a type of development specified so the developer does not need to submit planning applications.