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More Robust Retail Strategies Mooted in Wales


Local planning authorities will be required to develop more robust retail strategies in their local development plans, according to new proposals designed to safeguard town centre vitality.

The government has proposed a range of changes to Planning Policy Wales (PPW) and Technical Advice Note 4 (TAN4).

The aim is to ensure that town centres get as much help as possible to thrive in what is a rapidly changing retail environment.

The revisions to chapter 10 of PPW and the amended version of TAN4 come in the wake of recommendations of a consultant’s review last year.