Published: 7th Aug 2019

The Welsh government has launched a consultation to promote sustainable growth in its towns and cities over the next 20 years. Housing and local government minister Julie James has today (August 7) launched the consultation on the proposed National Development Framework. The planning framework will set the direction for the next 20 years on where new homes, jobs and services will be located. It includes putting a special focus on growing existing urban areas and ensuring that homes, jobs and services are all located in the same area. The document also stresses there should also be a focus on delivering more affordable homes at scale and pace. And it identifies Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys: Swansea Bay and Llanelli and Wrexham and Deeside as ‘nationally significant’ urban areas where there should be large-scale housing and jobs growth. In other places, it argues that development should meet local aspirations and complement … (To read the full article, subscribe below)