Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Avian Influenza – Next Steps
Following the announcement to declare a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone the Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales is reminding bird keepers to be prepared ahead of its implementation next Tuesday.
- Out of Work Service funding extended until 2020
- Carwyn Connect heads to Penygraig
- Avian Influenza – Next Steps
Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Prioritised action framework for Natura 2000 sites
The framework is a planning tool which sets out how member states of the European Union propose to manage their Natura 2000 sites, and how these management activities are to be funded.
The purpose of the Prioritised Action Framework (PAF) is to help member states prioritise the actions required and define the funding required. This approach will facilitate the integration of these required actions into the various EU funding programmes, such as structural funds and the Rural communities - Rural Development Programmes.
In the UK it has been agreed that certain sections of the PAF, covering site statistics and conservation status data, would be completed at a UK level (sections A-B). Sections C-H, covering legal provisions, priorities and funding objectives have been completed at country level (e.g: Wales). The sections covering Wales are referred to as the Welsh section of the PAF.
Separate country sections also exist for Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Each has their own priorities for restoration and habitat management.
The first UK PAF and regional annexes were submitted to the European Commission in early 2013.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW), on behalf of the Welsh Government, has produced an updated Welsh section of the UK PAF. The outcomes from the NRW LIFE Natura 2000 Programme (LIFE11 NAT/UK/385) (external link) form the basis of the revised version.
Appendix B – LIFE Natura 2000 Programme for Wales: Approach to Prioritisation (external link) of the updated Welsh section is also available on the Natural Resources Wales website.
The updated Welsh section of the UK PAF was submitted to the European Commission in early 2016.