Committees & Meetings

South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee

The South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee (CJC) is the main decision-making body for the Cardiff Capital Region. The Committee is responsible for the following functions:

  • preparing a Strategic Development Plan;
  • preparing a Regional Transport Plan; and
  • doing whatever is deemed necessary to enhance or promote the economic wellbeing of the area.

The Committee also has responsibility for the CJC’s Constitution, policy setting, setting the annual budget, agreeing the terms of reference of its sub-committees and appointing Chief Officers.

Governance and Audit Sub-Committee

The Governance and Audit Sub-Committee is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising the CJC’s financial affairs and its risk management, internal control, performance management and corporate governance arrangements. The Sub-Committee also responsible for reviewing and assessing the CJC’s ability to handle complaints effectively. Additionally, the Sub-Committee oversees the CJC’s internal and external audit arrangements and reviews any financial statements prepared by the CJC.

Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising decisions made by the CJC and making reports or recommendations to the CJC regarding the discharge of its functions. Where appropriate, the Joint Committee may recommend that a decision made by the CJC be reconsidered. The Joint Committee may require members or officers of the CJC to attend and answer questions. It may also invite other persons to attend its meetings.
The SEWCJC Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is administered by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Standards Sub-Committee

The Standards Sub-Committee is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct among members and co-opted members, assisting them in observing the Member Code of Conduct, and advising the CJC on adopting or revising the Code. It monitors the operation of the Code, provides advice or training to members on matters relating to the Code, and submits an annual report to the CJC detailing how its functions have been discharged during the financial year.

The Standards and Ethics Committee of Cardiff Council provide this function on behalf of the CJC.

Appointments Sub-Committee

The Appointments Sub-Committee is responsible for the appointment, dismissal, or disciplinary action against Chief Officers and Deputy Chief Officers. It also determines the level of pay to be paid to Chief Officers, considers any appeal by a staff member against dismissal or disciplinary action decisions, approves any severance payments to Chief Officers, and is responsible for the appointment of Independent Members of the Business Community to the Regional Growth Board and the Investment Board.

Regional Transport Sub-Committee

The Regional Transport Sub-Committee is responsible for preparing regional transport strategies, plans, policies and programmes for approval by the CJC. It also works with Welsh Government, Transport for Wales, user groups, industry and other stakeholders to coordinate transport planning and operations across the region on behalf of the CJC, developing transport Candidate Schemes for assessment under the CJC Investment Framework, and providing advice and observations related to Candidate Schemes, with transport implications, submitted to the CJC by other bodies. The Sub-Committee can establish sub-groups or Task & Finish Groups, including a Regional Transport Review Group, for any matters that they consider would be better dealt with in this manner.

Strategic Development Sub-Committee

The Strategic Development Sub-Committee will be responsible for preparing a Strategic Development Plan for approval by the CJC, setting out the CJC’s objectives in relation to development and use of land in its area and policies for the implementation of those objectives. It is also responsible for keeping under review the matters which may be expected to affect the development, or the planning of the development, of its area.

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