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Major Development Advice

Major Development Advice

Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation (s17 Planning (Wales) Act 2015)

For all applications for ‘major’ development submitted after 1st August 2016, there is a statutory requirement for the applicant / developer to consult the community and relevant statutory consultees, and to submit a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report with any application.

Detailed advice can be found here:-

Engaging in Pre-Application Discussions with the Council

The Planning Department does not get involved in the above “pre-application consultation” but encourages prospective applicants to engage in pre-application discussions with the Planning department in advance of such community consultation. Should you wish to gain formal pre-application advice from the Planning Department, please visit our pre-application pages which details the services we offer and applicable charges see Pre-application Enquiries.

Notification of Intention to Commence Major Development

For all major developments approved after 16th March 2016, there is now a statutory requirement to notify the Council of the intention to commence work, and to display a Site Notice.

To assist, the following forms can be downloaded to assist you:

Notice of Intention to Commence Major Development

  • Notice of Development Commencing (to be sent to Planning Dept) (DOCX 19 KB)
  • Example of Site Notice (to be displayed on site whilst development takes place) (DOCX 17 KB)
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Detailed guidance of the above Development Management Procedures, can be found on the WG site:

Post Submission Amendments  

From the 16 March any applicant who has submitted a major planning application, who wishes to amend their proposal, will be required to pay a fee of £190 when they submit an amendment.

Regulation 5 of The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications and Site Visits) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 inserts regulation 16(A) [Fees for post submission amendments to major development applications] into the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications and Site Visits) (Wales) Regulations 2015 to require the payment of a fee of £190