Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
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- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Implementing the Environmental Noise Directive in Wales
We published environmental noise action plans in January 2009 under the Environmental Noise Directive. We then developed procedures for implementing parts of the Directive, including a procedure for the creation of quiet areas in agglomerations (large urban areas). We consulted on this in February 2011 and published the procedure in May 2011.
Proposed quiet areas
Quiet areas must be tranquil areas of value to the local community. The proposed quiet areas can be seen in the attached assessment forms at annexes A, B, C and D. You can also see the first round boundaries in the maps below.
Once an area is confirmed as an official quiet area, it is protected from increases in noise by the Environmental Noise Directive and planning policy.
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