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The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012

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Consultations before the grant of permission

14.  (1)  Before granting planning permission for development which, in their opinion, falls within a category set out in the Table in Schedule 4, a local planning authority must consult the authority, body or person mentioned in relation to that category, except where—

(a)the local planning authority are the authority, body or person so mentioned; or

(b)the authority, body or person so mentioned has advised the local planning authority that they do not wish to be consulted.

(2) The exception in paragraph (1)(b) does not apply where, in the opinion of the local planning authority, development falls within paragraph (x) of the Table in Schedule 4.

(3) The Welsh Ministers may give directions to a local planning authority requiring that authority to consult any person or body named in the directions, in any case or class of case specified in the directions.

(4) Where, by or under this article, a local planning authority are required to consult any person or body (“the consultee”) before granting planning permission—

(a)they must, unless an applicant has served a copy of an application for planning permission on the consultee, give notice of the application to the consultee; and

(b)they must not determine the application until at least 14 days after the date on which notice is given under sub-paragraph (a) or, if earlier, 14 days after the date of service of a copy of the application on the consultee by the applicant.

(5) The local planning authority must in determining the application take into account any representations received from a consultee.

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