P-04-524 Planning Control and the Welsh Language



This petition was submitted by Owain Arfon Jones, having collected 123 signatures.


Petition text:

We the undersigned call upon the National Assembly for Wales, during its consideration of the Planning Reform Bill, to include a provision making the use of bilingual signage a legal planning condition requirement for all new builds in Wales where the public have access whether on payment or otherwise.

Additional information:

More than 50 years after the Welsh Language Society started their campaign for bilingualism in Wales the private sector are still a long way off compliance. Legislation is required to ensure compliance with Paragraph 13 of TAN 20. Individual campaigns like the Premier Inn campaign should not be necessary an a blanket policy is required that puts Welsh on an equal footing within the private sector.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 12/07/2016.

The Committee agreed to close petition due to the length of time that has elapsed since contact was last received from the petitioners.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 21/01/2014.


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 13/01/2014