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The Impact of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill on Local Wales

12 Dec 2014 - Case study
Author(s): Pieter Louwers

Pieter Louwers worked for Cynnal Cymru for 3 months from the 1st September 2014 on an internship which was part of an international masters course in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policy and Economic Regeneration (MSc PLANET Europe). More information on the programme is available here:  We were asked to provide this internship by Dr. Richard Cowell, Reader in Environmental Planning at Cardiff University.

1.1 Research questions:

  1. Which Town and Community Councils will be subject to The Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill (WBFG) and what PSBs are they located in?
  2. Do the relevant Town and Community Councils have plans such as place or resilience plans and what are the barriers or opportunities to contribute to the PSBs' Wellbeing plan?
  3. What can stakeholders in Wales learn from England?

1.2 Research Method:

  • Desktop research and review of available policy and research literature
  • Semi-structured interviews with; Welsh Government, One Voice Wales, NRW, WLGA, community and town councillors, The Sustainable Futures Commissioner, academic experts.
  • Attending events
  • Review of English case studies

Pathfinder Programme

A Welsh Government funded programme to support communities to take action on climate change.

Community Energy Wales

Bringing together communities acting on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Support For Sustainable Living

A scheme designed to bring about long-term changes in behaviour and lifestyle to help reduce Wales’ greenhouse gas emissions and help organisations and communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.