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- Guidance for Principal Councils on the Review of Communities
- Code of Audit Practice of the Auditor General for Wales
- The Ombudsman's Case Book - Issue 31
- Stakeholder Reference Group report - 22nd January 2018
- National Plan for Hearing Loss
- WNW Presentation January 2018
- Well North Wales Annual Report 2017
- Presentation Annual Report Director Public Health January 2018
- Director of Public Heath Report
- Registration of GPs in Wales
- January 2018 News Bulletin
- The Ombudsman's Case Book - Issue 30
- Natural Resources Wales News
- NRW Funding and Support 2017/18
- November 2017 Bulletin
- Future of Work in Wales
- Towns & Village Greens Consultation
- September 2017 Events Bulletin
Heritage Impact Statements in Wales — Reminder
From 1 September 2017 a Heritage Impact Statement will be required to support any application for listed building or conservation area consent in Wales. The Heritage Impact Statement will replace the Design and Access Statement in the application process for listed building consent.
This requirement is set out in Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/638).
Guidance on preparing a Heritage Impact Statement is contained in Heritage Impact Assessment in Wales. This is aimed principally at owners and occupiers of historic assets and their agents, but it will also be useful for decision-making authorities when formulating policies and considering applications for works to historic assets.
Please note that a Design and Access Statement will still be required to support planning applications within a World Heritage Site or conservation area for one or more dwellings or the creation of a floor space of 100 square metres (gross) or more. Further guidance is available in Design and Access Statements in Wales.
Quarter of a billion pound boost for Wales’ rural communities
On the day before the UK Government triggers Article 50, formally signalling the start of post-EU negotiations, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has delivered a £223million boost to Wales’ rural communities.
Lesley Griffiths today confirmed she is fully committing the remaining tranche of funding under the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.
The funding, a combination of Welsh Government and EU money, is an investment in key areas that will help rural communities to be more resilient during the post-EU transition period. It will provide Wales’ farmers, food producers, landowners and others with a certain degree of assurance that they can start to make future plans and shape their business operations accordingly.
Full details of upcoming scheme windows under the RDP will be available on the Welsh Government website in due course.
Play / Leisure News
- A Childhood Full of Play
- Play Wales Events
- January 2018 eBulletin
- Play Wales Publications 2017
- December eBulletin 2017
- Play for Wales Preview Article
- October Newsletter
- Every Child Wales
- Play & Digital Technology
- Playday 2017
- Manifesto for Childrens' Play in Wales
- Focus on Play: Community and Town Councils
- Play Wales - Publications
- Play Wales eBulletin