Leading the recovery: Welsh Government’s Building Better Places

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Leading the recovery: Welsh Government’s Building Better Places

20 Jul 2020
The Welsh Government has published its policy position on how the planning system can assist in the COVID-19 recovery period titled ‘Building Better Places’.
‘Building Better Places’ emphasises both the primacy of the plan led system in Wales but also the need to have places and place-making at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery process.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted issues in the way that our built environment currently functions and the different ways we want and need to interact with it in the future. These are pressing challenges which require responses in the short and medium term if we are to deliver successful social, environmental and economic outcomes.
In this planning update Lichfields examine the key messages in Building Better Places and highlight the potential affects and new opportunities for the various development sectors, including housing, retail, employment and tourism.