Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Carl Sargeant welcomes Help to Buy success
Since the introduction of the Help to Buy Wales scheme in 2014 a total of 4,949 property purchases were completed using a Welsh Government Help to Buy-Wales shared equity loan.
- New funding lays the foundations for Wales Co-operative Housing initiative
- Avian Influenza Prevention Zone to end on 30 April
- Carl Sargeant welcomes Help to Buy success
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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 »
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The review of designated landscapes in Wales
An independent review to ensure that Wales’ designated landscapes are equipped to meet current and future challenges.
On the 29 September 2014 the Minister for Natural Resources commissioned an Independent Panel to conduct a review of designated landscapes in Wales.
The review started at the end of 2014 and was conducted in 2 stages. The review panel was chaired by Professor Terry Marsden of Cardiff University with John Lloyd Jones and Dr Ruth Williams as members.
The Independent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales makes 69 recommendations covering a raft of proposals and observations on purposes, principles, vision, governance models, planning, and funding.
The recommendations include:
- making no change to the name or legal status of national parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs)
- strengthening the support and delivery role of other bodies
- the creation of a National Landscape Committee.
Due to the considerable scale and scope of the recommendations, further work is now needed to understand their potential benefit and their consequences.
Lord Dafydd Ellis-Thomas AM will lead a Future Landscapes Working Group, involving representatives of the national parks, AONBs, interest groups, business, and local government to participate.
The group will explore these recommendations and report their findings in 2016.