Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Written Statement - Future Arrangements for the Wales Spatial Plan
When the Wales Spatial Plan was adopted by the National Assembly for Wales in 2004 it represented a ground breaking approach to supporting sustainable development. In the last eight years there have been some significant achievements, not least in changing the way we work across sectors and boundaries, but also with concrete developments such as the networked environment region project, which first applied an eco-systems services approach to the Cardiff city region.
The Ministerial and officials groups across the six Spatial Plan regions have built firm foundations for public services to work together. A key purpose of the Wales Spatial Plan was to integrate across Ministerial portfolios and to recognise that policies and their delivery should reflect differences within Wales – one size does not fit all. We have made huge progress in this area and we will continue to work to improve still further, embedding the principles and ethos of spatial planning in our policies. This is being reflected in a number of areas going forward such as the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, city regions, the natural environment framework and the developing regional leadership networks based on the collaborative footprint for public service delivery.
The 2008 Wales Spatial Plan continues to be the Welsh Government’s vision for people, places and futures and as we move forward with the Programme for Government, we will make clear how this vision will be developed.
However, to reflect the Plan’s locus in sustainable development we have agreed that responsibility for the Plan will move from the Local Government and Communities portfolio to the Environment and Sustainable Development portfolio with effect from 1 April 2012. We would like to thank everyone across Wales who has contributed to the development of the Wales Spatial Plan through the Ministerial and official groups but we have decided that the regional Ministerial and officials’ structures relating to the Wales Spatial Plan will be discontinued, representing a significant simplification of the regional partnership landscape.
Finally, we will be setting out shortly our proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill that will embed the principles of sustainable development in the work of all Welsh public bodies.