National Development Framework

The Planning Directorate is working on the production of a National Development Framework (NDF). The NDF will set out a 20-year land use framework for Wales and will replace the current Wales Spatial Plan.

The NDF will:

  • set out where nationally important growth and infrastructure is needed and how the planning system – nationally, regionally and locally – can deliver it
  • provide direction for Strategic and Local Development Plans and support the determination of Developments of National Significance
  • sit alongside Planning Policy Wales, which sets out the Welsh Government’s planning policies and will continue to provide the context for land use planning
  • support national economic, transport, environmental, housing, energy and cultural strategies and ensure they can be delivered through the planning system 
  • be reviewed every 5 years

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