National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
- Welsh Government and Welsh Liberal Democrats: Joint Statement on Two-Year Budget agreement
- Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
- Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
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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
- Implementing the Emissions Performance Standard: Monitoring and Enforcement Arrangements in England and Wales
- Collection and management of devolved taxes in Wales
- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
Featured consultation »Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
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.