A hugely exiting development (well we think so anyway) happened in Wales last week when an official sealing ceremony was held and where First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones applied the Welsh Seal, signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the Letters Patent meaning that the Planning Act Bill (passed by the National Assembly in May) officially becomes an Act of the Assembly.
This will have a real impact on how the Welsh planning system works, allowing Welsh ministers to approve planning applications for national projects, providing a modern legislative framework for the planning system in Wales, bringing it firmly into the 21st century.
We’re royally over the moon at this most regal of developments and can’t wait to see a blossoming in Welsh planning and architecture as a result. We’re hoping to see many more environmentally sustainable developments as a result of the bill.
If you have any questions about the recent changes to Town Planning then get in touch, we’ll talk you through all of the particulars.