Hatch: Exploring the potential of the National Development Framework

Exploring the potential of the National Development Framework (NDF)

a joint event with Young Planners Cymru


Starting with light refreshments

A great opportunity to contribute your thoughts and design/planning talents to the shaping of a nation!

The Planning Directorate at Welsh Government has begun work on the NDF which will set out a long-term land use framework for Wales.  Hear from the Welsh Government team working on the NDF and their vision for Wales, discuss opportunities for design and collaborative working to shape the future of Wales, find out how you can get involved and make a real impact as work begins on this important piece of work.  We like to think of this as a giant masterplan design exercise for the whole of Wales, and work is just starting on defining the brief and analysing the site and context; so it’s a great time to get involved.

There are a couple of things you can do now to help you prepare for the event…

  1. Read Alister Kratt’s short essay, ‘Welsh Plan: National Vision’.  Written for DCFW’s LandMarks publication in 2015, it considers the opportunities the NDF offers.  Here’s a link to the publication: http://dcfw.org/landmarks-publication/
  1. Consider the following questions:
  • What are the overarching issues for Wales in relation to land use and infrastructure?
  • What makes a sustainable place?
  • What information, resources and evidence exist which could be useful in understanding Wales as it is now? (maps, databases, research…)
  • How could the public be effectively engaged and consulted during the preparation of the NDF and subsequent reviews?
  1. Take a look at the current call for projects and evidence: http://gov.wales/topics/planning/national-development-framework-for-wales/call-for-evidence-and-projects/?lang=en

Please let us know if you will be attending connect@dcfw.dev

Find out more about Hatch here http://dcfw.org/hatch-dcfw-network/

Event details


Thursday 2nd March 2017


6pm - 8pm


DCFW Office