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£6m to help older people live independently in their home
A £6 million investment to help older people in Wales live independently in their own home, has been announced by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths.
- European approval for new Wales RDP
- Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
- £6m to help older people live independently in their home
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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20 May 2015
“I’m delighted that this Bill has been approved by the National Assembly and that the people of Wales can soon look forward to a worldclass, more streamlined planning system."
05 May 2015
Minister for Natural Resources welcomes an independent report into the effect Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) can have on communities.
12 February 2015
"The planning system needs to be refreshed to deliver our priorities andto provide a planning system specific to the needs of Wales."
06 October 2014
A landmark Bill putting the people of Wales at the heart of how we plan for the future has today been introduced by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant.
31 July 2014
The Welsh Government has published changes to Planning Policy Wales and new guidance on sustainable buildings.
05 June 2014
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration has today challenged planners to embrace change and strive to improve in order to better provide for the people of Wales.
07 February 2014
The Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, has published guidance on how economic development should be considered in the planning system.
29 January 2014
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, has announced Welsh Government funding for a series of innovative fire sprinkler installation projects within the social housing sector in Wales.
04 December 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has called for views on comprehensive changes, including a draft bill, which would ensure that the planning system helps to create a better Wales
09 October 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, has published updated guidance on how the Welsh language should be considered in the planning system
22 July 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has announced that householders will soon be able to carry out additional changes to their property without the need for planning permission.
10 December 2012
A consultation has been published as part of the Welsh Government’s programme of measures to improve the planning application process in Wales.
07 November 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths has launched new planning policy aimed at ensuring the planning system supports the growth of the Welsh economy.
30 October 2012
Report recommends improvements to planning in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty
A report making 28 recommendations to improve planning services in Wales’ National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been published.
03 October 2012
The Welsh Government has outlined plans that would make it easier and quicker for businesses, schools, colleges and hospital to make improvements to their premises.
27 September 2012
An easing of planning regulations will make it easier for businesses, the public sector and communities to generate energy.
25 September 2012
The Welsh Government will publish its White Paper and draft Planning Bill in 2013, Environment Minister. John Griffiths has confirmed.
17 September 2012
An independent report setting out how the planning system in Wales could be improved has been published by the Welsh Government.
16 July 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths has launched a new direction for local planning authorities (LPAs) that has been designed to speed up the planning process in Wales.
31 May 2012
New guidance aimed at helping to reduce the time it takes to deal with planning applications has been launched by Environment Minister, John Griffiths.