Welsh Cabinet May 2021
Welsh Cabinet May 2021


  • The housing and housing-related activities of Local Authorities and housing associations, including housing management and the allocation of social and affordable housing
  • Supply and quality of market, social and affordable housing
  • Second Homes
  • Homelessness and housing advice
  • Matters relating to housing provided by the private rented sector, including regulation of registered social landlords
  • Aids and adaptations, including Disabled Facilities Grants and Physical Adaptation
  • Grants
  • The provision of housing-related support (but not the payment of Housing Benefit)
  • The regulation of commercial tenancies let by Local Authorities
  • National Infrastructure Commission
  • Oversight and implementation of the Planning Acts and all aspects of planning policy and the determination of called-in planning applications and appeals
  • Planning gain – Section 106 Agreements contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Developments of National Significance: determination of planning applications and connected consents
  • Building regulations
  • Future Wales: the national plan 2040
  • Regeneration, including Strategic Regeneration Areas; legacy regeneration; Transforming Town Centres and provision of sites and premises, derelict land and environmental improvements relating to regeneration
  • Transport for Wales
  • Transport policy
  • Roads, including construction, improvement and maintenance of motorways and trunk roads
  • Bus services
  • Rail services through the Wales and Borders franchise
  • Ports policy
  • Arms-length oversight of Cardiff Airport
  • Digital connectivity infrastructure, including Public Sector Broadband Aggregation, fast broadband and mobile.
  • Cross Government Digital Policy & Strategy
  • Active travel
  • Road safety; safer routes to schools; transport for children and young people; regulation of pedestrian crossings and on-street parking
  • Marine and freshwater planning, biodiversity, conservation, and licensing
  • Best and most versatile land policy, mineral site restoration advice and Agricultural Land
  • Classification and implementation of the EIA (Agriculture) Regulations
  • Energy policy including small-medium scale energy production, domestic energy, energy efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate change, emission reduction targets and carbon budgets
  • Natural Resources Management, including oversight and implementation of the Environment (Wales) Act and Natural Resources Wales
  • Cross-cutting measures of mitigation and adaptation in relation to climate change, including water; land drainage; flood and coastal risk; and control of marine and air pollution
  • Water
  • Forestry policy and legislation, including re-stocking, tree health and forest reproductive material
  • National Forest
  • Biodiversity policy, including the implementation of the Nature Recovery Plan
  • The protection and management of wildlife, including control of pests, injurious weeds and vermin and the regulation of plant health, seeds and pesticides
  • Genetically modified crops
  • Sustainable resource and waste management
  • Strategic lead on allotments and urban green infrastructure
  • Local environment quality, including litter, fly-tipping, noise policy and regulation
  • Access to the countryside, coast and rights of way and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • National Parks

All Ministerial Responsibilities can be found here

and here in Welsh

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