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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 science star for Wales announced
A world-leading neurobiologist will take up a post at Cardiff University as the first appointment under the Welsh Government’s £50M flagship science initiative.
- Minister launches All Wales Continence Bundle
- People turning to emergency help due to welfare changes Minister warns London
- First science star for Wales announced
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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 »
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Local government (Wales) Measure 2011 - Part 7: Communities and community councils
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- 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 »
Environment - conservation and management
We want to protect and enhance the Welsh environment so that it can continue to provide us with good quality air, water, soil, landscapes and biodiversity. We all need to rethink the way we view, protect and manage the Welsh environment.
Our new approach to managing our environment
Living Wales sets out our new framework for how we need to manage our environment. It’s about making the health and quality of our natural environment a focus for everyone and a key part of decision making.
Our natural and man-made environment is exceptionally rich and diverse. If it’s managed well it provides great opportunities for social enterprise, tourism and active recreation.
Improving access to the countryside
In Wales, there are around 33,000 km of public rights of way. These used to be mainly as access routes for local people, but many now use them for recreation. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 protects these rights and we want people to make the most of the countryside.
Managing our forestry
Forestry Commission Wales acts as the Department of Forestry, looking after Welsh Government owned woodland. It follows Woodlands for Wales, our strategy for managing our forestry.
Protecting our seas and fish
We are responsible for ensuring that:
- fish health and welfare is monitored;
- legislation for sea and inland fisheries is implemented correctly;
- Welsh fishing interests are protected and promoted.
We are working to support and encourage commercial and recreational fishing in Wales. This is being done with other Government agencies.
Sustainable agricultural practices
Wales faces new challenges and opportunities. As a result farmers need a sustainable land management scheme that means they can respond to any changing demands.
Glastir, the land management scheme for the coming decade must respond to the challenges set out in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Health Check Agenda. These challenges include climate change, carbon capture, water management and biodiversity. They will form the basis of land management schemes across Europe from 2014.
Taking action to protect and enhance biodiversity
We are members, with other public and private sector bodies, of the Wales Biodiversity Partnership. This partnership advises us on action to maintain and enhance biodiversity.
This includes evaluating the impact of invasive and non-native species, and where appropriate developing plans for how to manage them.