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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Part 1 of Schedule 9 - Creation of Strategic Planning Functions for certain Corporate Joint Committees and repeal of powers to establish Strategic Planning Panels etc.

439.Paragraphs 1 to 8 of Schedule 9 amend the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to replace the system currently in that Act under which the Welsh Ministers may establish a strategic planning area together with a strategic planning panel to prepare a strategic development plan for that area.

440.The amendments to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 include the repeal of sections 60D to 60J, removing the powers of the Welsh Ministers to establish strategic planning panels.

441.Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended by Schedule 9 (see also section 74(4)), a strategic development plan is to be prepared by a corporate joint committee which has been established by joint committee regulations under section 74, and which has been given the function of preparing a strategic development plan by the joint committee regulations (including where regulations under section 80 have amended the joint committee regulations to give the corporate joint committee that function). The strategic development plan is to be prepared for the area of the corporate joint committee.

442.Paragraphs 9 to 48 make related amendments to other enactments.

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