This White Paper sets out proposals for the Environment (Wales) Bill. This Bill will ensure that Welsh have the right legislative framework to manage our natural resources in a joined-up way, as committed in the Programme for Government. This includes proposals for a new area-based planning approach to natural resource management. This is intended to complement existing and proposed planning and sustainable development laws to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for Wales.
The White Paper sets out how Welsh government will take steps to:
- join-up the existing statutory frameworks for natural resource planning and management in Wales
- ensure Natural Resources Wales has the legislative tools to help enable them to implement integrated natural resource management
- take actions to ensure Wales’ natural resources are used to best effect and reduce waste
- simplify, streamline and clarify the law for a number of existing environmental regulatory regimes.
To take part in this consultation, please submit your comments by 15 January 2014, by e-mail or by post.
Post: The Environment Bill Team. Climate Change and Natural Resource Policy Division
Please follow the link for more information: Environment Bill White Paper Consultation.