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P-04-550 Planning Powers

We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to investigate how devolved planning powers could be used to bring vacant or derelict sites of land into beneficial use".

We are especially concerned that vacant or derelict sites like the former Kwik Save site in St Mellons, Cardiff can become a blight upon communities and attract anti-social behaviour.

We wish the investigation to consider whether current powers to take action against landowners of vacant or derelict land are adequate, including the potential to compel owners to take action at their own expense to remove eyesores or derelict structures.

We call for an investigation to take place before the proposed Planning Bill is passed by the Assembly.


Petition raised by:  St Mellons Action Group


Date Petition first considered by Committee: 13 May 2014


Number of signatures:  41


The Committee considered this petition on 23 February 2016 under Agenda Item 4 – Petitions Proposed for Closure, and agreed to close the petition.



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 07/05/2014



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