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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
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- 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 Statement - Commissioner for Sustainable Futures
I am today announcing the appointment of Peter Davies as Commissioner for Sustainable Futures from 1 April 2011. Mr Davies is currently our Sustainable Development Commissioner for Wales, an appointment that will end on 31 March 2011.
Following the decision of the UK Secretary for State for the Environment to withdraw funding from the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC), the SDC will formally close down at the end of March 2011. We in Wales have always valued the work done by the SDC, and the SDC has made an important contribution to our sustainable development agenda.
I announced at the time my intent to continue to seek independent advice on sustainable development, drawing on the best practice from the UK, Europe and internationally, to inform us as we take forward our policies.
I also recognised the need for continued engagement and networking with all sectors and communities in Wales to ensure we can deliver our vision of a sustainable Wales.
In order to continue with, and indeed accelerate, our action on sustainable development I think it is crucial that we continue to receive independent advice on the policies and programmes we have in place. Mr Davies will provide that independent advice.
Mr Davies will also provide external leadership on sustainable development in Wales in order to catalyse and support action to deliver sustainable development in all parts of Welsh society.
Mr Davies will continue his work to bring together partners to tackle difficult and challenging sustainable development issues. He will also advise the Assembly Government on blockages that our obstructing our progress in making Wales a more sustainable nation as well as offering solutions to those blockages.
I hope we will continue to engage with, and share best practice between the four UK countries, and Mr Davies’ role will be vital in making this happen.
This appointment reflects how seriously we take our duty to Sustainable Development, and is proof of our commitment to do all we can to make Wales a truly sustainable nation.
The final arrangements are still being confirmed, but I anticipate that Peter Davies will receive support in his role from Cynnal Cymru, the Sustainable Development Forum for Wales. Mr Davies’ appointment as Commissioner for Sustainable Futures will run from 1st April 2011 until the 28th June 2012.