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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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.
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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Land acquisition and compensation
The Welsh Government acquires and manages land for the trunk road motorway network in Wales.
Responsibilities in this area include:
- Paying compensation to landowners affected by road construction and maintenance.
- Dealing with claims for personal injury or damage to property that arise in the course of trunk road and motorway work.
- Taking legal action against drivers who damage barriers, road signs, etc.
- Managing programmes to insulate properties that qualify under the Noise Insulation Regulations (1975) against noise from road works and traffic.
Compulsory purchase is the main means of acquiring land for highways. In some cases where minor road schemes involve small numbers of landowners, land is acquired on the basis of agreement.
The Welsh Government's main concerns with regard to land acquisition are twofold:
- To apply the relevant legislation and policy consistently and fairly.
- To protect as far as reasonably possible the rights of those affected.
Please see the Land Acquisition page for further information
Land and property management
Land and property acquisitions that are required for trunk road and motorway programmes or that are surplus to these requirements must be properly managed.
The Welsh Government currently manages some 47 residential properties, 11 commercial and agricultural businesses, and 76 areas of land most of which are rented out.
Some land and property is sold if it is not required, or if it remains unused after acquisition for improvement works on the trunk roads and motorway network in Wales. There are about 20 such sales annually.
Your rights explained
The below documents can be found under our 'Publications' area.
- Your home and compulsory purchase
- Your home and nuisance from public development
- Your Business and Public Development
- The farmer and public development
- Insulation against traffic noise
- Advance Payment Pack
- Form PL8
- Claim in Answer to a Notice to Treat.