Intro TBC

Active Travel Wales

Active Travel Mapping in Wales - placing less reliance on cars for short journeys. The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places a duty on local government in Wales to create maps showing the routes and facilities available to individuals wishing to walk or cycle to access work, education, services or facilities.
Derived data from Ordnance Survey's ITN network and other datasets underpin the model for Active Travel Maps to ensure consistency in Active Travel Maps across all Local Authority regions in Wales.

Welsh Government develop flood risk management policy in Wales.

The Welsh Government have created guidelines (Technical Advice Note (TAN) 15: Development and Flood Risk (2004)) to manage development in flood risk areas which are available as maps categorising areas of flood risk, from areas where it is considered there is little or no risk to areas of existing floodplain both with and without flood defences.

TAN 15 provides technical guidance which supplements the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales in relation to development and flooding. Damage from flooding can be catastrophic to individuals, businesses and the environment, yet there is the ongoing likelihood that some development will need to take place in flood risk areas.