Skip to content

Developments of National Significance

Related Links

Tell us if you want any of the documents on this page in an alternative format.
This letter announces the coming into force of the Developments of National Significant (DNS) process and highlights the key changes.

As part of implementing the wider Positive Planning programme, a new process has come into force whereby all new applications for DNS must be made directly to the Welsh Ministers.  Statutory Instruments have been published which set out:

  • the thresholds and criteria of what qualifies as an application for DNS
  • which secondary consents may be submitted for consideration and determination alongside an application for DNS
  • the level of fee associated with an application for DNS
  • how pre-application notification, services and consultation is undertaken
  • the procedure for considering and determining an application for DNS.

Document Download