P-04-524 Planning Control and the Welsh Language

Petition wording:

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.


Petition raised by: Owain Arfon Jones


Date Petition first considered by Committee: 21 January 2014


Number of signatures:123