The Welsh Ministers set policy and provide guidance to local planning authorities in Wales.
Planning policy for Wales is set out in:
- the Wales Spatial Plan (to be replaced in due course by the National Development Framework)
- Planning Policy Wales;
- Minerals Planning Policy Wales.
Planning Policy Wales and Minerals Planning Policy Wales are supplemented by a series of topic based Technical Advice Notes (TANs) and Minerals Technical Advice Notes (MTANs).
Circulars and policy clarification letters provide advice and guidance on specific subjects.