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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Written - Consultation on a New Sustainable Development Scheme, One Wales: One Planet
I am announcing today the start of a 12 week consultation on the Welsh Assembly Government’s new Sustainable Development Scheme, One Wales: One Planet.
Welsh Ministers have a duty under Section 79 of the Government of Wales Act 2006, to make a scheme (“the sustainable development scheme”) setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote sustainable development. Following a review of the effectiveness of the previous Sustainable Development Scheme, I announced my decision to remake this scheme in a written statement on 22 May 2008.
Our new Scheme sets a bold, new vision for a sustainable Wales. It confirms our aspiration to set Wales onto a pathway of becoming a one planet nation, by reducing our ecological footprint from its current level of 5.15 global hectares per person, down to the global average availability of 1.88 global hectares per person. It confirms that we will do this in a way that will make Wales a fairer and more just society.
The new Scheme confirms that sustainable development should be the central organising principle for Government and the wider public sector in Wales. The Scheme references our key actions within our One Wales Programme for Government, and shows how they jointly will contribute to the twin themes of social justice, and of using less of the earth’s finite resources. Alongside this, the new Schemes includes 17 actions, across all Ministerial portfolios, that are intended to take forward our commitment to sustainable development.
I will be discussing the scheme with our stakeholders at three consultation events throughout Wales, and the consultation document will be available on the WAG web site below. Assembly Members will be able to give me their views on this consultation in a Plenary debate on 13th January 2009.