This consultation ended 2 November 2015.
Details of outcome
We want your views on our proposals for the composition and financial matters relating to strategic planning panels which are introduced through the Planning (Wales) Act 2015.
The Planning (Wales) Act 2015 introduces Strategic Development Plans which are to be produced by Strategic Planning Panels. A Strategic Planning Panel is to be a public body within Wales and only has one function – plan making. It will have corporate body status and will be formed of both local planning authority members and nominated members from social economic and environmental groups.
These proposals include:
- a duty to achieve a minimum proportion of female and male members on the panels
- co-ordination of appointments to the panels by local planning authorities
- measures around exceptions and failure to comply with the duty.
- financial matters including defining qualifying expenditure.