Policy, advice and guidance

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Information on our policy, advice and guidance.

What is evidence?

Find out about how our work to improve water quality and manage water resources in Wales.

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Waste Policy

Information for waste sites, including details of the landfill allowance scheme and statutory recycling details for local authorities.

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Protected Species in Wales

There are European Protected Species and UK protected species, covered by several pieces of legislation. You can obtain a licence from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to avoid committing an offence.

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Planning and development

Find information about how we respond to planning applications and consultations.

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SSSIs and other designated sites - search for information

How do I find information on designated sites in Wales?

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Forestry Renewable Energy

Find out here how the development of new and existing renewable technologies is playing a key role in achieving Welsh Government targets.

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Climate Change

What is climate change and what are we doing about it?

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Phytophthora ramorum

Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum) is a fungus-like pathogen of plants that causes extensive damage and mortality to trees and other plants. It is completely harmless to people and wildlife.

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Our role in air quality

We ensure that the facilities we regulate comply with EU Directives, UK and Welsh Government Regulations and Strategies, and support local authorities in improving air quality. We also provide air modelling and risk assessment services.

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Access and recreation

Background on our policies around access and recreation, including registered common land and open country maps.

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Flood Risk Management Plans

Under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009, we must produce and publish Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) by December 2015.

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Marine and Freshwater Fisheries

Over the years, Wales has been firmly put on the fishing map. However, there are challenges to ensure that our fisheries are sustainable now, and in the future.

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