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Appeals, Costs, Standard Daily Amounts and Compulsory Purchase Orders

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This letter and associated annexes announce the coming into force of changes to legislation and guidance for appeals, costs, standard daily amounts and compulsory purchase orders.

As part of the continued implementation of the positive planning programme, statutory instruments and guidance have been published which sets out:

  • reforms to the appeals (including called in applications) process through the commencement of provisions in the Planning (Wales) Act 2015, setting out revised examination process and making consequential amendments to procedures
  • modifications to how costs are awarded (including the revocation of Welsh Office Circular 23/93) to fit current legislative frameworks and procedures
  • updated standard daily amounts recoverable by, or on behalf of the Welsh Ministers for undertaking work associated with local inquiries and qualifying procedures
  • changes to the general vesting declaration procedure for Compulsory Purchase Orders.