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Publication of Planning Policy Wales Edition 4, February 2011

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This Guidance is to help local planning authorities in deciding on applications for renewable and low carbon energy developments.
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Planning Policy Wales provides the policy framework for the effective preparation of local planning authorities’ development plans. Edition 4 of Planning Policy Wales was published on 28 February 2011.

This edition of Planning Policy Wales (PPW) incorporates updated policy to:

  • Section 4.2 Planning for Climate Change – to include a reference to the Climate Change Strategy for Wales (2010);
  • Section 4.11 Planning for Sustainable Buildings – an update to reflect Version 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, as set out in Policy Clarification Letter CL-04-10 (2010);
  • Section 12.8-10 Renewable and Low Carbon Energy – policy changes and updates following a public consultation in 2010. Details of the consultation can be found using the related links on the right hand side of this page.

This letter introduces the policy changes to Planning Policy Wales. Planning Policy Wales (Edition 3, July 2010) is cancelled.

This letter also outlines the update to the practice guidance contained in ‘Practice Guidance – Planning Implications of Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Development’ on the planning implications of solar arrays.