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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First science star for Wales announced
A world-leading neurobiologist will take up a post at Cardiff University as the first appointment under the Welsh Government’s £50M flagship science initiative.
- Minister launches All Wales Continence Bundle
- People turning to emergency help due to welfare changes Minister warns London
- First science star for Wales announced
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Local government (Wales) Measure 2011 - Part 7: Communities and community councils
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Implementation of the Commons Act 2006
The Commons Act 2006 (“the Act”) came into force on 19 July 2006.
The Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No.1, Transitional Provisions and Savings) (Wales) Order 2007
This brought into force provisions relating to registering town and village greens under the Commons Registration Act 1965. It gives the local authority power to protect registered land where no owner is recorded. Local Authorities also have this power where owners are noted in the register but the information is out of date.
The Commons (Severance of Rights) (Wales) Order 2007
This order enables Welsh Ministers to allow for temporary severance (separating rights from the land to which they are attached). These provisions allow rights to be leased from the relevant property for 3 years. After this time, the agreement can be renewed. The order also allows the property to be leased without the rights for three years. The provisions of this Order will be reviewed following consultation starting 5 September 2011.
The Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 3) (Wales) Order 2012
This order enables Welsh Ministers to deal with unauthorised agricultural activities on registered common land or certain greens. This order will be exercised with discretion and is regarded as a “power of last resort”. Welsh Ministers will only intervene where those who could take action (owner or the commoners) are unable to do so. Those wishing to use the powers will need to demonstrate that they have tried all other courses of action, but these have been unsuccessful.
Guidance on the use of section 46 and an update on the sections in force in Wales is available by clicking on the "Documents" link to the right of your screen.