Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
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Proposed Changes to Non-Domestic Permitted Development Rights
Some minor development can be undertaken without needing planning permission. These are called Permitted Development Rights. These rights are allowed under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (GPDO).
The proposed changes will:
- Allow businesses, educational institutions and hospitals to make more improvements and alterations to their premises without needing planning permission;
- Set conditions for permitted development rights so developments are carried out in a way that minimises impact on others and the environment, and;
- Place more restrictions on permitted development within World Heritage Sites.
A draft Regulatory Impact Assessment is available in Annex 1. It assesses the likely impacts of the proposals.
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