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Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

The Historic Environment (Wales) Bill was introduced into Senedd Cymru on 4 July 2022. 

This is the first consolidation Bill brought forward as part of the Welsh Government’s first five-year programme to improve the accessibility of Welsh law. This historic piece of legislation will provide fully bilingual, orderly and accessible law for the effective protection and management of our unique historic environment so that it can continue to contribute to the well-being of Wales and its people .

The full text of the Historic Environment (Wales) Bill is available on the Senedd website.

Also mounted on the Senedd website are supporting documents that will help you better understand the legislation and its drafting:

Explanatory memorandum — general background and context for the Bill

Explanatory notes — specific commentary on provisions when required

Drafters’ notes — commentary on decisions taken in the drafting of the Bill

Table of origins — legislative source of provisions in the Bill

Table of destinations — location in the Bill of provisions in existing legislation

If you want to keep up-to-date with progress on the Bill, subscribe to our Historic Environment Update