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Short debate: Local Development Plan

Local development plans are the "bedrock" of local planning according to the minister for sustainable development.

He was responding to South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies' short debate on the subject on 8 January 2013.

The Conservative AM argued that the system needs "fundamental reform" if it is to deliver effective long-term guidance for planning and development in Wales.

All councils in Wales must create a local development plan as part of a policy set by the previous Labour/Plaid Cymru coalition government.

The plan is contained within a huge document which sets out the land use policies from each council - and will be referred to by planning committees when assessing new planning applications.

Minister John Griffiths said he welcomed the debate, adding that the government wanted to "see local development plans in place as soon as possible".


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