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Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
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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 »
New House Building, July to September 2008
Statistics on the number of new dwellings started and completed include data for Wales for the period July to September 2008, as reported by local authorities. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 10 September 2008. This information is based on the reports of local authority building inspectors and the National House Building Council (NHBC). It does not include information from private approved inspectors.
- During the July to September 2008 quarter there were 1,297 new dwellings started.
- The number of starts has decreased by 629 (33 per cent) from the previous quarter and decreased by 1,218 (48 per cent) from the same quarter of the previous year.
- The private sector accounted for 1,196 new dwellings started, some 92 per cent of all activity. Of the remaining dwellings, 101 were started by registered social landlords. There were no dwellings started by local authorities.
- During the quarter, the highest number of starts across all tenures were seen in Cardiff and Powys, whilst Merthyr Tydfil and Flintshire saw the lowest number of starts.
- 1,794 dwellings were completed during the July to September 2008 quarter.
- The number of completions decreased by 365 (17 per cent) from the previous quarter and decreased by 186 (9 per cent) from the same quarter of the previous year.
- 1,648 dwellings (92 per cent) were completed by the private sector. The remaining 146 dwellings were completed by registered social landlords. There were no dwellings completed by local authorities.
- The highest number of dwelling completions, across all sectors, were seen in Cardiff and Bridgend whilst the lowest were seen in Merthyr Tydfil and Flintshire.
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