Successful prosecutions for scallop fishing offences »We take seriously our responsibility for managing and protecting Welsh seas and all our natural resources.Learn more »
Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
The Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has offered her congratulations to students across Wales celebrating their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results today.
- Recycling in Wales reaches record high
- Stellar team poised ready to recognise Welsh heroes
- Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
- Proposed changes to how Environmental Impact Assessment applies to Town and Country Planning
- National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - A framework for delivery 2016 - 2021
- Establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee
- Consultation on The Local Authorities (Calculations of Council Tax Base) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Featured consultation »Welsh Language Strategy: A million Welsh speakers by 2050
64 days left
Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Minerals planning policy
Land use planning policies for minerals development are set out in Chapter 14 of Planning Policy Wales. These policies cover the short and long term future use and safeguarding of mineral deposits.
This guidance should be taken into account by mineral planning authorities in the preparation of their development plans. It may be material to decisions on individual planning applications, including mineral review applications, and will be taken into account by the Welsh Ministers and by Planning Inspectors in the determination of called-in applications and appeals in Wales. Related matters are prescribed in regulations.
The term "Mineral Planning Authority" is that given to any of the authorities with responsibility for planning control over mineral working and relates to each local authority and each national park authority in Wales.
Policy guidance for marine aggregates is not included in Planning Policy Wales.