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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 Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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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
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 »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
In this section
Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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 »
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.