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Welsh Government

New Chief Planning Inspector of new Welsh Government body appointed

Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change Julie James has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robinson as the first Chief Planning Inspector of Planning and Environment Decisions Wales. 

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Next steps confirmed to tackle impact of second home ownership on Wales’ communities

Climate Change Minister Julie James has just revealed details of a pilot scheme to tackle the impact second home ownership is having on some Welsh communities.

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Wales’ bathing waters deliver 100% compliance record for fourth year running

Beaches across Wales have achieved 100% compliance with high quality bathing water standards for the fourth consecutive year.

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New stats show Wales upholds world class recycling rates, despite pandemic

Wales – currently ranked third in the world in recycling- upheld its stellar recycling rates last year despite the pandemic, new 2020-21 stats have revealed today.

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Decade of action needed to tackle climate crisis and achieve a net zero Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford and Climate Change Minister Julie James today called for a ‘decade of action’ to tackle the climate change crisis as they published Net Zero Wales – the next phase in our journey towards a ‘greener, stronger, fairer Wales’.

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29 new projects that will help ‘Team Wales’ tackle climate and nature emergencies

From donkeys in Snowdonia to the salmon of the River Usk and everything in between, the Welsh Government has today confirmed 29 projects across Wales that will benefit from the Nature Networks Fund.


Climate change will have to be considered for any future Welsh developments

Future developments in Wales will have to take into account future flooding and coastal erosion risk caused by climate change the Welsh Government has confirmed today (Tuesday, September 28).

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Welsh Government and network operators to work together on plan as UK first for integrated energy grid for net zero.

The Welsh Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Achieving net zero requires rapid transformation of our energy system, to enable the decarbonisation of home heating, transport and industry.


Have your say on local taxes on second homes and holiday lets

Views are being sought on potential changes to local taxes which could be used by local authorities to tackle the effects that large numbers of second homes and commercial holiday lets can have in some parts of Wales.

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Welsh Government: No more fossil fuels to heat new homes

The use of fossil fuels to heat newly built social homes will end from October 1st as Welsh Government commits to renewable energies and cutting edge technologies in its new build standards, published today.

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Climate change: Welsh majority say lifestyle changes needed in new survey

An overwhelming majority of people in Wales [84%] believe that the way we live our lives needs to substantially change to address the climate emergency, according to results from a government survey of 1,149 Welsh participants.

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Welsh Government: £250million towards 20,000 low carbon homes for rent

Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent, committing an initial £250million in 2021/22 for 20,000 new low carbon homes.