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Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Overriding Easements and Other Rights
The Welsh Development Agency Act 1975 provides the Welsh Ministers with powers to compulsorily purchase lands and new rights needed to help deliver social and economic improvements.These powers include the ability to override existing easements and other rights in land in their ownership to the extent that the rights impede development that has the benefit of planning permission.
Similar powers within other statutes such as the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 have recently been amended in England by the Planning Act 2008. This Act authorized the Welsh Ministers to amend the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975 in a similar manner.
Current situation and proposed solution
A Court decision in 1998 cast doubt upon the extent to which the powers remove impediments created by existing easement and rights. The decision was that the power applied only to the works stated in the statute and not to the implied right to use the property where that use breached existing rights.
The proposal is that, subject to the affirmative resolution of the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Ministers amend the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975 to enable them to override existing easements and rights that would impede uses that have the benefit of planning permission. As with other overriding powers this would be subject to the payment of compensation.
How you can get involved
The consultation papers explain the proposals but if you require further information or wish to discuss any aspects of the subject please contact Adrian Edwards as indicated in the consultation papers.
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