Planning authorities need to give Welsh language consideration

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Provisions have come into force today to ensure the Welsh language is considered when preparing or revising local development plans…

Planning authorities will have to give consideration to the use of the Welsh language in proposals going forward.

The Welsh government said it is now a requirement to ensure the impact of using the welsh language in their area when preparing local development plans is taken into account.

The legislation will ensure consistency is achieved across the nation.

Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant said: “Local planning authorities can define areas where the language is particularly sensitive or significant in their Local Development Plans, and there will be a role for stakeholders to assist with that work.

“Updating our planning policies and guidance on the Welsh language complements the aspirations and goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015, which includes ‘A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language’”.

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