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Planning (Wales) Act 2015

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(1)This section applies to the exercise by the Welsh Ministers, a local planning authority in Wales or any other public body—

(a)of a function under Part 6 of PCPA 2004 in relation to the National Development Framework for Wales, a strategic development plan or a local development plan;

(b)of a function under Part 3 of TCPA 1990 in relation to an application for planning permission made (or proposed to be made) to the Welsh Ministers or to a local planning authority in Wales.

(2)The function must be exercised, as part of carrying out sustainable development in accordance with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 2), for the purpose of ensuring that the development and use of land contribute to improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

(3)In complying with subsection (2), a public body must take into account guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers (including relevant guidance issued under section 14 of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015).

(4)In this section, “public body” has the meaning given by section 6 of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

(5)Nothing in this section, as it applies in relation to functions under Part 3 of TCPA 1990, alters—

(a)whether regard is to be had to any particular consideration under subsection (2) of section 70 of that Act (determination of applications for planning permission), or

(b)the weight to be given to any consideration to which regard is had under that subsection.

(6)In section 39 of PCPA 2004 (sustainable development)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit paragraph (c);

(b)in subsection (3), omit paragraph (b).

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