Monday, 27 October 2014


For too long our natural resources have been run for the benefit of others with few real or lasting benefits trickling down to the people of Wales. The final say on how our natural resources are exploited and developed should be the responsibility of the Welsh people (and the Welsh Government) and any profits or dividends should directly benefit the people who live here. Our water resources including the responsibility for sewerage for the whole territory of Wales should be the responsibility of the Welsh Government. The Crown Estate remains unaccountable to the people of Wales and all profits from its holdings (which includes on and off shore wind farms) are passed to the UK Westminster Government. Profits from these holdings are likely to grow significantly mostly due to the growing demand for renewable energy. Ownership and control over the Crown Estates in Wales should be transferred to the Welsh Government.

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