Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and Positive planning: proposals to reform the planning system in Wales
- Delivering Growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drinks Industry 2014-2020
- Further review of the exceptions to regulations regarding the maximum length of fishing boats in the 0-6 nautical mile zone
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Development Control: Procedures and Decisions
The Welsh Ministers will consider whether to 'call in' an application when:
- a request is submitted by any person or organisation;
- a local planning authority refers an application where they are minded to grant permission for certain types of development outlined in the Notification Direction 2012 (Welsh Government Circular No: 07/12). These are known as ‘notification development.
The Welsh Ministers powers are discretionary and requests are considered on a case by case basis, generally where an application raises issues of more than local importance. Examples of what could trigger a 'call in' are set out in Chapter 3 of Planning Policy Wales.
The Welsh Ministers also have the power to determine planning appeals that would normally be dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate. These appeals are known as 'recovered appeals' and the criteria for these are also set out in Chapter 3 of Planning Policy Wales.
Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
Decisions on 'called in' listed building and conservation area consent applications can also taken by the Welsh Ministers along with planning enforcement appeals and other consent applications relating to Common Land, Tree Preservation and caravans.
The Planning Inspectorate
This is an Executive Agency of the Welsh Government and the Department of Communities and Local Government. It deals with casework under Planning, Housing, Environment, Highways and allied legislation. For more information on their work please visit the Planning Inspectorate website (external link).