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Carl Sargeant unveils 'landmark' planning bill

Measures aimed at simplifying and speeding up the planning process have been published in a new bill.

The Planning Bill gives Welsh ministers powers to decide on applications for developments deemed to be of national significance.

It also aims to establish a more consistent system across Wales' planning authorities.

Minister Carl Sargeant said it was a landmark bill.

BBC Wales political reporter Daniel Davies asked him why councils could not make the biggest decisions.

  • 06 Oct 2014
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