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Lesley Griffiths AM

Lesley Griffiths AM
Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs.

Minister's Responsibilities

  • The Rural Development Programme
  • Common Agricultural Policy Direct Payments and responsibility for cross-compliance
  • Agriculture sector development, including wages and skills
  • Developing agri-food sector, associated supply chains, promotion and marketing of food and drink from Wales
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Bovine TB Eradication Plan
  • Policy on livestock, artificial insemination, poultry, companion animals, equines, and bees
  • Livestock identification and movement policy
  • Holding Registration Policy (CPH)
  • Inland, coastal and sea fisheries: policy regulation and enforcement, including Common Fisheries Policy and the management of fishery harbours
  • Marine and fresh water planning, biodiversity, conservation and licensing 
  • The power to require provision of information about crop prices
  • Best and Most Versatile Land policy, mineral site restoration advice and Agricultural Land Classification and implementation of the EIA (Agriculture) Regulations 
  • Energy policy including small-medium scale energy production, domestic energy, energy efficiency and the reduction of fuel poverty
  • Climate change, emission reduction targets and carbon budgets
  • Oversight and implementation of the Planning Acts and all aspects of planning policy and the determination of called-in planning applications and appeals
  • Planning gain – Section 106 Agreements contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Developments of National Significance: determination of planning applications and connected consents
  • All aspects of Building Regulations
  • Wales Spatial Plan and the National Development Framework