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Minerals planning policy set out in Planning Policy Wales is supplemented by topic-based Minerals Technical Advice Notes (MTANs).

Each Technical Advice Note (TAN) provides detailed planning advice on a different subject.

These Technical Advice Notes should be taken into account by local planning authorities when they are preparing development plans. They should be read along with the Planning Policy Wales document which sets out our land use planning policies.

It should also be read with Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statements (MIPPS) and any circulars.

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (2015)

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This TAN provides guidance on the preparation of Joint Housing Land Availability Studies.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 2: Planning and Affordable Housing (2006)

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This TAN provides guidance on the role of the planning system in delivering affordable housing.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 3: Simplified Planning Zones (1996)

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This TAN sets out the procedures that should be followed when designating Simplified Planning Zones.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 4: Retailing and Town Centres (1996)

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This TAN sets out how existing and proposed retail developments should be considered during the planning process.
 

Technical Advice Note 5, Nature Conservation and Planning (2009)

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This TAN provides guidance on how the land use planning system should contribute to protecting and enhancing biodiversity and geological conservation.
 

Technical Advice Note 6 – Planning for Sustainable Rural Communities (2010)

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This TAN provides guidance on how the planning system can support sustainable rural communities.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 7: Outdoor Advertisement Control (1996)

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This TAN describes how outdoor advertisements may be controlled to protect amenity and public safety.
 
Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8: Renewable Energy (2005)

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8: renewable energy (2005)

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This TAN provides guidance on land use planning in relation to renewable energy.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 9: Enforcement of Planning Control (1997)

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This TAN provides guidance on the enforcement of planning control in situations where unauthorised development has occurred.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 10: Tree Preservation Orders (1997)

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This TAN provides guidance on where local planning authorities are to make adequate provision for the preservation and planting of trees when granting planning permission through the process of making Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). 
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 11: Noise (1997)

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This TAN provides guidance on how the planning system can be used to minimise the adverse impact of noise without placing unreasonable restrictions on development.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 12: Design (2016)

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This TAN provides guidance on how good design should be achieved through the planning process.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 13: Tourism (1997)

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This TAN provides guidance on tourism related issues in planning including matters relating to hotel development, holiday and touring caravans and seasonal and holiday occupancy conditions.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 14: Coastal Planning (1998)

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This TAN provides guidance on key issues relating to planning for the coastal zone.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 15: Development and Flood Risk (2004)

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This TAN provides guidance which supplements the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales in relation to development and flooding.
 
Technical Advice Note 16: Sport, Recreation and Open Space

Technical Advice Note 16: Sport, Recreation and Open Space (2009)

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This TAN provides guidance regarding planning for sports, recreation and open space provision as part of new development proposals.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 18: Transport (2007)

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This TAN describes how to integrate land use and transport planning. It explains how transport impacts should be assessed and mitigated.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 19: Telecommunications (2002)

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This TAN outlines the planning procedures that should be followed when assessing telecommunications proposals.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 20: Planning and the Welsh Language (2013)

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This TAN provides guidance on the consideration of the Welsh language as part of the Local Development Plan making process.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 21: Waste (2014)

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This TAN provides guidance on the role of land use planning in the management and control of waste.
 

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23: Economic Development (2014)

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This TAN provides guidance on the role of land use planning in economic development.