Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
Minister opens improved M4 Junction 32 in Cardiff
Transport Minister Edwina Hart has officially opened the new M4 Junction 32 Westbound to A470 Northbound dedicated lane.
- Illegal tobacco detection dogs given more time to sniff thanks to Welsh Government funding boost
- Two weeks to give views on reform of local government
- Minister opens improved M4 Junction 32 in Cardiff
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Inappropriate admissions guidance
- Draft guidance on housing association board member remuneration
- Smoke-free private vehicles carrying children
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
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Section highlightThe Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) BillThe Bill strengthens existing governance arrangements for improving the well-being of Wales to ensure that present needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Making better places
Our vision of a Sustainable Wales is set out in our Sustainable Development scheme.
It is for good quality development to be the norm and all new buildings to be constructed to the highest energy and water efficiency standards. We will move towards a zero carbon standard for all new buildings. New development and infrastructure will be located, designed and constructed to minimise travel needs.
The design of our villages, towns, cities and the urban and rural landscape is a reflection of our nation and culture. Good sustainable design helps improve our quality of life. The quality of Wales’ varied landscape and townscapes help to sustain a positive image for Wales. We want good design in our built and natural environments which deliver economic, social and environmental wellbeing for the people of Wales.
We have facilitated sustainable design by:
- establishing the Design Commission for Wales;
- establishing the Wales Low/Zero Carbon Hub;
- through amending the planning system by requiring applicants to accompany most planning applications with a Design and Access Statement;
- setting future changes to Welsh building regulations;
- setting minimum standards as a core condition of grant funding;
- developing masterplans; and
- setting minimum design standards for housing, education and healthcare buildings.
Help for businesses
Businesses in Wales can go on-line or visit their Regional Centre for environmental support. Find out how your business can reduce their carbon emissions and increase resource efficiency.