HEALTH CONCERNS IN NORTH WALES – 21.2.2014

   The Association at its meeting held on Friday 21st February expressed great concern about the state of Health Service delivery in North and Mid Wales. There is a Study to take place in Mid Wales lead by Prof Marcus Longhurst.  The Association has set up a working group for North Wales to try and achieve a similar objective.

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WATER BILL 2014 – 8.2.2014

Flooding in Wales has become a big issue in the past few years.  The Water Bill is making its way through the House of Lords and is expected to be law soon. This reflects an agreement between Government and the Insurance Industry to provide insurance for properties at High Flood Risk with a restriction on premiums being charged.

Clause 27. This part provides a placeholder clause to address the availability and affordability of insurance for UK households at high risk of flooding. This clause will be revisited during the passage of the Bill with the intention of enabling the Government to meet its commitment to secure new arrangements following the expiry of the current voluntary agreement (the Statement of  Principles) between the Government and the insurance industry.

Concern as been expressed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors regarding commercial property. A statement from the RICS reads:

‘We are concerned that the exclusion of certain commercial properties from the Flood Re proposal will leave parts of the sector unable to access affordable flood insurance.’

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TOURISM CONSULTATION – 7.2.2014

DSCN0100 The Welsh Assembly in seeking views on how Tourist support is to be delivered in Wales.  A summary of the consultation with a suggested response is included in the documents and consultation section of this web site.

The Association has sought comment via the Web Site and a submission has been made.

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NEW PLANNING BILL FOR WALES – 1.2.2014

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The proposed new Planning Bill for Wales has been published for consultation.

The Association will be discussing the document at its meeting to be held on Friday 21st February in Connah’s Quay.

You can see the draft response to the consultation for consideration at the above meeting under the ‘documents’ section of this web site.

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