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Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
A new law to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco will apply in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
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- Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
- Review of requirements for the trading of captive bred birds
- Harmonising school term dates for 2016 to 2017
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and code of practice in relation to part 11 of the Act.
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - Consultation on the regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 2 of the Act
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- European Social Fund Local Service Board development and priority delivery project
- Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service
- Housing demolitions and hazards
- Regional economic and labour market profiles
- Welsh Government People Survey
- Welsh language use survey
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06 October 2014
A landmark Bill putting the people of Wales at the heart of how we plan for the future has today been introduced by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant.
31 July 2014
The Welsh Government has published changes to Planning Policy Wales and new guidance on sustainable buildings.
05 June 2014
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration has today challenged planners to embrace change and strive to improve in order to better provide for the people of Wales.
07 February 2014
The Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, has published guidance on how economic development should be considered in the planning system.
29 January 2014
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, has announced Welsh Government funding for a series of innovative fire sprinkler installation projects within the social housing sector in Wales.
04 December 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has called for views on comprehensive changes, including a draft bill, which would ensure that the planning system helps to create a better Wales
09 October 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, has published updated guidance on how the Welsh language should be considered in the planning system
22 July 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has announced that householders will soon be able to carry out additional changes to their property without the need for planning permission.
10 December 2012
A consultation has been published as part of the Welsh Government’s programme of measures to improve the planning application process in Wales.
07 November 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths has launched new planning policy aimed at ensuring the planning system supports the growth of the Welsh economy.
30 October 2012
Report recommends improvements to planning in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty
A report making 28 recommendations to improve planning services in Wales’ National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been published.
03 October 2012
The Welsh Government has outlined plans that would make it easier and quicker for businesses, schools, colleges and hospital to make improvements to their premises.
27 September 2012
An easing of planning regulations will make it easier for businesses, the public sector and communities to generate energy.
25 September 2012
The Welsh Government will publish its White Paper and draft Planning Bill in 2013, Environment Minister. John Griffiths has confirmed.
17 September 2012
An independent report setting out how the planning system in Wales could be improved has been published by the Welsh Government.
16 July 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths has launched a new direction for local planning authorities (LPAs) that has been designed to speed up the planning process in Wales.
31 May 2012
New guidance aimed at helping to reduce the time it takes to deal with planning applications has been launched by Environment Minister, John Griffiths.
30 May 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has announced plans for all new and converted residential properties in Wales to be fitted with sprinkler systems.
18 January 2012
The Welsh Government is working to ensure that its planning policies provide optimum support to economic development in Wales.
09 January 2012
Work to improve the approval process for renewable energy schemes so that it better supports Wales’ transition to renewable forms of energy is progressing well