Becoming a Corporate Joint Committee

From 1st April 2024, Cardiff Capital Region will become the South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee.

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal has been a successful contractual partnership of ten councils since 2017, working with Welsh and UK Governments to invest in improving our residents’ quality of life – jobs, transport, homes and communities. Our investment has created and safeguarded more than 3,0­00 jobs; we’ve supported over 200 businesses and invested millions in our local Metro transport system.

From April 1, 2024, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal will become part of the South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee – a new type of statutory, regional public body in Wales. We will still be known as Cardiff Capital Region, ensuring we build on the collaborative work and reputation already in place, but South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee will be our legal name.

We will continue to invest in our Region, improving the quality of life for the people who live here, and we will have the opportunity to do more. New responsibilities for transport and planning mean we will be able to plan ahead for the Region’s future – looking at where businesses can grow, people need homes and better transport links.

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority will be a voting member of the committee on strategic planning issues, and we will work in collaboration with our councils and the national park authority to make this happen.

Corporate Joint Committees are being implemented across the four regions of Wales, following the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021. They will provide a framework for greater collaboration between councils, leading to a more consistent, simplified and democratically-controlled way of regional working.

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