South East Wales
Corporate Joint Committee
This section provides an overview of the role and purpose of the SEW CJC and provides information on matters of policy and strategy.
A Corporate Joint Committee, or CJC for short, is a regional corporate body, with broadly similar powers and duties to local authorities. CJCs have similar governance and administrative structures but have a level of discretion on constitutional and operational arrangements. 4 are in place in Wales covering North Wales, Mid Wales, South West Wales and South East Wales.
Membership of the South East Wales Corporate Joint Committee ( SEWCJC) is made up of the elected council leaders of the 10 local authorities within the region together with the nominated representative of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
CJCs have significant immediate responsibilities with real impacts for local authorities and people living in their areas.
The SEWCJC regulations came into place on April 2021 and from 30 June 2022 onwards was given the responsibility for preparing Regional Strategic Development Plans, Regional Transport Plans and for doing whatever is deemed necessary to enhance or promote the economic well-being of the area.