The Welsh Government have recently revised the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) in respect to temporary uses of land amongst other PDR. This Guidance Note looks specifically at Class A rights in respect of land. Prior to this temporary amendment, one is able to use land for up to 28 days per calendar year without the need for Planning Permission, in most cases, there are exceptions which are covered in the Note. This amendment grants for 2021, a further 28 days (or 14 days depending on the use) thus totalling 56 days (or 28 days) PDR for such uses, as temporary camp sites using tents. This measure brings Wales broadly in line with England over this temporary extension.
This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the largely-complete Historic Environment Review, and the implications of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 for members. The Review has substantially improved heritage planning policy and guidance, after much CLA lobbying, but it has not attempted to solve the biggest problem, the implications of the lack of heritage resource in Welsh local authorities.
This Guidance Note gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-related proposals, i.e. proposals which would affect listed buildings, conservation areas, world heritage sites, registered parks and gardens, scheduled and unscheduled monuments and other significant heritage, or land within their settings, in Wales. It has been updated to December 2020. There is a separate Guidance Note for England.
This guidance note provides an overview of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 which came into force on the 1st September 2019, prohibiting landlords and letting agents from charging tenants a fee which is not permitted within the Act.’
This guidance note summarises the legislative requirements for Landlords and Residential Lettings Agents registration in Wales. CLA members must meet these requirements if letting residential properties in Wales, either directly or via an agent. Specifically, the Guide covers mandatory registration with Rent Smart Wales under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.
Legislation relating to the Private Rented Sector in Wales is changing. Further guidance notes will be issued shortly relating to proposed new forms of residential tenancy and restrictions on Landlord and Agent Fees in Wales.
This Guidance Note explains Part 7 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (GPDO Part 7) which refers to permitted development rights for forestry buildings and operations. It also reflects Government clarification published on 13 March 2012 (SI 2012/748) that structures to house biomass boilers, anaerobic digestion systems and associated waste and fuel stores, and hydro turbines may be installed as permitted development on forestry land with efffect from 6 April 2012.
The rent threshold for Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies is soon to be increased in Wales to £100,000 per annum, as it was in England last year. The main implications are set out in this Guidance Note.
This guidance note gives an update on Planning Guidance on Caravans - Wales only
The public's right of access for open air recreation on land defined as Access Land under CROW 2000 are now in effect in Wales. Land owners, tenants and others with an interest in the land will have the ability to restrict or exclude access in certain situations primarily for land management purposes.