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Development Management Manual

This manual focuses on the procedural aspects of Development Management (DM), describing the minimum requirements set out in law. It sets out guidance for all participants in DM procedures to encourage greater fairness, transparency and consistency across Wales.

Development Management (DM) is a positive and proactive approach to shaping, considering, determining and delivering development proposals. It is led by the local planning authority (LPA), working collaboratively with those proposing developments and other stakeholders.

The Manual briefly describes each step of DM procedure, referring to more detailed annexes where appropriate and provides a link to legislation or additional guidance, which will provide further assistance on the topic.

This manual is an online ‘living’ resource that will be updated as required over time. Where revisions are made they will be identified in the revisions table contained in Section 24.

Development Management Manual (without annexes)

05/05/17
This manual focuses on the procedural aspects of Development Management, describing the minimum requirements set out in law.
 

Section 3 Annex - Application of the Habitats Directive to the Process of Prior Approval

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on applying the Habitats Directive to the Process of Prior Approval.
 

Section 5 Annex - Planning Application Classifications – Thresholds and Criteria

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on the classification of planning applications.
 

Section 7 Annex - Calculating the Fee

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on how to calculate the fee that accompanies a planning application.
 

Section 7 Annex - Planning Applications - Lists of Validation Requirements

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on what is required to submit a valid planning application.
 

Section 7 Annex - Principles and criteria for preparation of local validation Requirements

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on what is required to prepare a local validation list for major developments.
 

Section 9 Annex - Non-Site Specific Directions

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on non-site specific Directions.
 

Section 12 Annex - Invalid Application Appeals

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on making an invalid application appeal.
 

Section 12 Annex - Award of Costs

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides guidance on awards of costs.
 

Section 14 Annex - Enforcement Tools

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on planning enforcement controls in Wales.
 

Section 16 Annex - Cancellation Direction 2017

05/05/17
This annex to the Development Management Manual contains the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (Cancellation) (Wales) Direction 2017.