New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
A new law reforming the way Wales’ care and support services are regulated and inspected has been approved by Assembly Members.
- Minister visits £2m fuel poverty project
- Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing from 2016
- New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
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 »
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Woodlands and trees make a big difference not just to our lives but potentially to those of future generations too.
The environments they create offer opportunities for people, businesses and biodiversity. The timber they yield is a renewable resource that helps to lock up carbon.
Our vision is that ‘Wales will be known for its high quality woodlands that enhance the landscape, are appropriate to local conditions and have a diverse mixture of species and habitats’.
These woodlands will:
- provide real social and community benefits, both locally and nationally
- support thriving woodland-based industries
- contribute to a better quality environment throughout Wales.
To help us meet our vision we are supported by a Woodland Strategy Advisory Panel. The panel has 22 members whose interests and experience span most of the diverse roles of woodlands in Wales. They advise on:
- the development of policies relating to trees and woodlands in Wales
- advice on the implementation of the Woodland for Wales Strategy
- commissioning research and evidence to support forestry policy development.
The panel also report to Welsh Ministers on disputed decisions of Natural Resources Wales as prescribed in the Forestry Act 1967 (external link).
The Minister for Natural Resources selected the membership of the Woodland Strategy Advisory Panel and the appointments will be for a minimum 2 years.
More information about forestry in Wales is also available from Natural Resources Wales (external link).