NDM8326 Plaid Cymru Debate - Crown Estate

NDM8326 Heledd Fychan (South Wales Central)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes that:

a) the Crown Estate, at a UK level, recorded a net revenue profit of £442.6m in the financial year 2022-23; and

b) the value of the Crown Estate’s assets in Wales has increased considerably in recent years, reaching £603m at the end of the financial year 2021.

2. Believes that Wales’s net-zero goals could be realised more effectively if it had full control over its resources.    

3. Calls for the devolution of powers over the management of the Crown Estate and its assets in Wales.

Creating lasting and shared prosperity for the nation -The Crown Estate 

Wales Highlights 2020/21 - The Crown Estate

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete points 2 and 3 and replace with:

Welcomes the positive contribution of the Crown Estate towards tackling the climate emergency and increasing renewable energy production via the establishment of a world-leading offshore renewables sector.

Calls upon the Welsh Government to engage with the Crown Estate and other stakeholders to achieve its net-zero goals and deliver:

a hydrogen strategy for Wales;

a Welsh national marine development plan;

a national blue carbon recovery plan for Wales; and

support for small scale hydro projects.

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Type: For information

First published: 31/07/2023