Our role in planning and development

Our role in planning and development

NRW is committed to support the delivery of sustainable development, and fulfil its role within an efficient and effective planning system.


We want to work closely and proactively with our partners and customers in directing development to appropriate locations.

What we do

Natural Resources Wales is consulted by a range of decision making bodies and individual developers for our expert advice on environmental effects that may arise as a result of development proposals. Our main role is to advise on the potential impact of development and planning policies on Wales’s natural resources and environment.

We seek to ensure that our advice is evidenced based, clear, and consistent to help determining bodies and developers make environmentally informed decisions.

Our approach

We have developed Our Service Statement which sets out the standards of service that our customers can expect from us when we respond to Development Management, and Local Development Plan consultations. It also outlines the type of information we would expect from planning authorities and developers to enable us to provide effective and timely responses to development planning consultations.

NRW is currently in the process of developing a discretionary pre-application service, which will provide developers with access to a free initial opinion on their development, as well as additional advice which will be available for a fee. NRW will start rolling out this service from April 2017 onwards

What to consult us on

Additionally, we have developed a checklist which identifies the priority areas where we wish to be consulted.

Submitting your consultations to us

Please send development planning consultations to: 

 

South West Wales                         

 

Email address:

(For projects in Pembrokeshire; Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; Carmarthenshire; Swansea; Neath Port Talbot; Bridgend)

swplanning@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Postal address:

(For projects in Pembrokeshire; Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; Carmarthenshire; Swansea; Neath Port Talbot; Bridgend)

Maes Newydd
Llandarcy
Neath Port Talbot
SA10 6JQ

 

 
   

 

South East Wales                         

 

Email address:

(For projects in Cardiff; Newport; Vale 
of Glamorgan; Rhondda Cynon Taf; Torfaen; Monmouthshire; Brecon Beacons National Park; Blaenau Gwent; Caerphilly; Merthyr Tydfil)

southeastplanning@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Postal address:

(For projects in Cardiff; Newport; Vale of Glamorgan; Rhondda Cynon Taf; Torfaen; Monmouthshire; Brecon Beacons National Park; Blaenau Gwent; Caerphilly; Merthyr Tydfil)

Rivers House
St Mellons Business Park
St Mellons
Cardiff
CF3 0EY

 

 
 

 

 

North and Mid Wales

 

Email address:

(For projects in Gwynedd; Anglesey;
Conwy; Denbighshire; Flintshire; Wrexham;
Snowdonia National Park)

northplanning@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk 

Postal address:

(For projects in Gwynedd; Anglesey;
Conwy; Denbighshire; Flintshire; Wrexham;
Snowdonia National Park)

Maes y Ffynnon
Penrhosgarnedd
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DW

Postal address:

(For projects in Powys and Ceredigion)

Welsh Government Building
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UR

 

 

Our responses to consultations

You can view copies of our responses to government and other public consultations in our consultations responses.

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