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Publication of Technical Advice Note 12: Design (2016) and Guidance on Site and Context Analysis

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This TAN provides guidance on how good design should be achieved through the planning process.
This guide assists the development industry with an approach for undertaking site and context analysis to support development proposals of all types and scales.
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This letter introduces changes to Technical Advice Note (TAN) 12: Design and guidance on site and context analysis published in March 2016.

TAN 12 has been updated to reflect amendments to the requirements for Design and Access Statements. The TAN has been updated to incorporate guidance from Welsh Office Circular 16/94: Planning Out Crime, which has now been cancelled, and refer to Building for Life 12 Wales and the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. The updated TAN also incorporates the Energy Hierarchy from the Energy Efficiency Strategy for Wales.

Guidance has been produced to assist the development industry with undertaking site and context analysis.