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Publication of Planning Policy Wales Edition 5, November 2012

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This letter introduces the policy changes to Planning Policy Wales published in November 2012.

Planning Policy Wales provides the policy framework for the effective preparation of local planning authorities’ development plans. Edition 5 of Planning Policy Wales was published in November 2012.

This edition of Planning Policy Wales incorporates:

  • amendments to strengthen and clarify the presumption in favour of sustainable development (affecting Chapters 2 and 4);
  • a revised Chapter 7 on Economic Development; and
  • revisions resulting from the review of Planning Directions (affecting Chapters 3, 9 and 10).

Planning Policy Wales (Edition 4, February 2011) is cancelled.