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 »
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Flooding and coastal erosion
We are responsible for developing flood and coastal risk management policy in Wales.
We largely fund flood and coastal activities undertaken by operating authorities across Wales.
Flooding is an important issue for Wales and one which we take very seriously. It is a constant but unpredictable threat that can occur at any time during the year, although the risk of flooding is greatest during the period October to March.
In Wales, there are around 208,500 properties that are at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea and around 163,000 properties at risk from surface water flooding. Changes in our climate, such as more severe storms and wetter summers and winters, will increase the risk of flooding. Therefore, there is a greater chance that flood defences and drainage systems alone will not prevent flooding.
Defence against flooding will grow greater in significance as time progresses and is currently one of our most significant challenges. Where properties are protected by flood defences the risk of flooding is reduced but can never be eliminated.
We need to ensure our future systems operate effectively when they are required to and also have preparations when those systems are beaten.
If you are worried about flooding you can sign up for Natural Resources Wales Floodline Warnings Direct service. Interested? Just call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
Information on current flood warnings is available on the Natural Resources Wales website (external link)
General information on how to prepare and deal with flooding can be found on the Directgov website (external link).
Shoreline Management Plans
A Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is a non-statutory policy document for coastal flood and erosion risk management planning. It takes account of other existing planning initiatives and legislative requirements, and is intended to inform wider strategic planning. There are 4 Plans covering Wales:
- SMP 19 Anchor Head to Lavernock Point (Severn Estuary) (external link)
- SMP 20 Lavernock Point to St Ann’s Head (South Wales) (external link)
- SMP 21 St Ann’s Head to Great Ormes Head (West of Wales) (external link)
- SMP 22 Great Ormes Head to Scotland (North West England and North Wales) (external link)