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Our National Development Framework, setting the direction for development in Wales to 2040.

First published:
14 August 2019
Last updated:

Future Wales: The National Development Framework

The Welsh Government has asked Senedd Cymru – the Welsh Parliament to scrutinise the draft National Development Framework. These are the documents under consideration and supporting documents. The consultation report is also available.

Preparation of Future Wales

There is a formal process for preparing Future Wales, including gathering evidence and involving the public and stakeholders. 

Explanatory papers

These explanatory papers set out the evidence that supported the draft NDF.

Impact assessments

The preparation of Future Wales has been underpinned by impact assessments including an Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).

The purpose of the ISA is to ensure the principles of sustainable development are embedded into Future Wales at every stage of its preparation.