Explanatory Notes

Planning (Wales) Act 2015


6 July 2015

Commentary on Sections

Part 6 Development Management etc

Section 31 – Welsh language

123.This section amends section 70 of the TCPA 1990. Section 70 makes provision about the matters to which a local planning authority must have regard when dealing with an application for planning permission. The effect of the amendment is that a local planning authority in Wales must have regard to considerations relating to the use of the Welsh language if such considerations are material to the application. The amendments to section 70 do not change the current law in relation to material considerations.