The Historic Environment (Wales) Act was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 9 February 2016 and became law after receiving Royal Assent on 21 March 2016.
Find out more about this significant legislation — the first ever specifically for Wales — and its measures for the positive management of change in the historic environment.
Learn more about what the Act does for the Welsh historic environment and what provisions are in force.Find out more
Policy, advice and guidance
Policy, advice and guidance publications complement the Act to support the sustainable management of the historic environment.Find out more
The Act requires the electronic publication of particulars of scheduled monument enforcement notices and consultation notices for buildings and monuments under consideration for designation.Find out more
The development of the Act
Engagement and research informed the development of the Act.Find out more