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The CLA's Planning team advises on topics including: appeals, applications, CIL, green belt, national parks, change of use, designations, assets of community value, development orders, listed buildings, redundant buildings, local development plans and more.

Planning Guidance Notes

08/04/2021
The Welsh Government have recently revised the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) in respect to temporary uses of land amongst other PDR. This...
17/03/2021
This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the largely-complete Historic Environment Review, and the implications of the...
27/01/2021
This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings.  It has been updated to...
05/01/2021
This guidance note provides advice on the changes made to the Use Classes Order.  These changes came into effect on 1 September 2020 and apply in...
18/12/2020
This guidance note explains the permitted development rights provided in Part 4 'Temporary buildings and uses of land' of the Town & Country...

National Planning Advisers

Andrew Shirley
Chief Surveyor
Andrew is Chief Surveyor. He deals with policy and advice on infrastructure, utilities, compulsory purchase, telecoms agricultural tenancies,...
Fenella Collins MRICS
Head of Planning
Fenella is a chartered surveyor (Rural Board) with 19 years experience advising CLA members about matters related to development management and...
Jonathan Thompson
Heritage Adviser
Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM has been advising CLA members on heritage since 2006. He is an Oxford University history and economics graduate.  He...
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