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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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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 »
The Marine Environment
The seas and coast of Wales are extremely important to the Welsh way of life. 60% of the Welsh population live and work in the coastal zone. 70% of the Welsh coastline is recognised for its environmental importance and beauty with three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Wales.
Wales is highly dependent on the trade, tourism and fishing industry that our seas provide. So we need to move towards a system that considers the effects of all activities on marine environments.
Wales also recognises the need to adapt to climate change. So there is an increased interest in the development of marine renewable energy.
Protecting and sustainably developing Wales’ seas is essential. We need to manage the marine environment in a way that promotes conservation and sustainable use. The marine environment around Wales needs to be valued by all, understood and respected for what it contains and provides.
Our key aim is set out in The Environment Strategy for Wales.
Our seas will be clean, support vibrant economies and healthy and functioning ecosystems that are biologically diverse, productive and resilient, while being sensitively used and responsibly managed.
Our Environment Strategy is available on the right hand side of this page.
Our vision is also set out in Our Seas – a Shared Resource – UK High Level Marine Objectives published on 20 April 2009. This document is also available on the right hand side.
We help develop and deliver policies and administer a marine licensing system which protects and promotes the sustainable use of our marine environment.
Our responsibilities include:
- Marine Spatial Planning;
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM);
- Marine Conservation and Biodiversity inshore;
- Marine Licensing;
- Implementing the Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009; and
- Implementing the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
We work closely with the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW).
We also work with The Wales Coastal and Maritime Partnership (WCMP). WCMP is a stakeholder group that advises us on sustainable development in Welsh seas and coastal areas. It facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of good practice.