Planning application in Wales to be made easier
PROPOSALS to improve planning applications for people in Wales have gone out to consultation.
The paper is looking to ensure that the process for making small alterations to approved applications is consistent across Wales.
It means changes that will not affect the overall scheme, for example changing the position of a window so it doesn't over look a neighbour.
Environment Minister, John Griffiths, said: "As part of our ongoing review of the planning system I am keen to support the recovery of our economy by removing unnecessary bureaucracy and providing clarity for users. At the same time we need to ensure that any changes, such as the proposals outlined in this consultation, are done responsibly and are thoroughly examined.
"Therefore, I encourage everyone with an interest in the planning application process to take part in this consultation exercise."
The consultation will run until March 15, 2013.