Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens
The opening of Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley this Saturday gives Wales another iconic adventure tourism attraction and makes it an adventure destination to rival any in the world.
- New system for emergency ambulance services to prioritise patients in most need of care
- Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success
- Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens
- Draft statutory guidance on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Revisions to the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice
- The Welsh Language Tribunal - Practice Directions
- Statutory Guidance about sewerage undertakers duty to connect properties to the public sewerage system ( under Section 101A of the Water Industry Act 1991)
- Draft revised guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures for school staff
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the code of practice in relation to part 10 (Complaints, Representations and Advocacy Services) of the Act
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Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Countryside and coastal access
In Wales you have access to over 400,000 hectares of open country, registered common land, Forestry Commission land and National Parks.
Countryside & Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000
The Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 (external link) gives walkers access to the countryside and amends the law on public rights of way. All open country and registered common land has been mapped in Wales. For further information please visit Natural Resources Wales - maps (external link).
Walking and cycling
The Active Travel Action Plan explains how we and our partners are supporting walking and cycling in Wales. A key aim of the Plan is to help secure a change in behaviour - so that more people, young and old, walk and cycle more often.
Coastal access and the Wales Coast Path
We fund Natural Resources Wales and local authorities on an annual basis for them to maintain, promote and improve the Wales Coast path (external link).