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Welsh Government Circulars

Circulars on planning issued by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

These Welsh Government circulars (WGCs) are available below.

WGC 008/2018: Planning requirement in respect of the use of private sewerage in new development, incorporating septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants

The circular reflects legislative and wider requirements with regards to the inclusion of private sewerage schemes as part of new developments, including the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.

WGC 005/2018: Planning for Gypsy, Traveller and Showpeople Sites

Guidance to planning authorities on the identification of sustainable sites for Gypsies and Travellers.

WGC 016/2014: The Use of Planning Conditions for Development Management

This circular provides contemporary guidance and references to legislation, as well as an updated list of model conditions to promote best practice in Wales.

WGC: 07/2012: The Town and Country Planning (Notification) (Wales) Direction 2012

This direction and circular guidance explains the new categories of planning application which must be referred to the Welsh Ministers, where local planning authorities are minded to approve them.

WGC 003/2012: Guidance on using a local development order

A local development order (LDO) grants permission for a type of development specified so the developer does not need to submit planning applications.