The Wales Spatial Plan – People, Places, Futures – presents a 20-year vision for the development of Wales. It is a framework for ensuring that the development of places and the delivery of services work together at a local, regional and national level to improve the lives and prosperity of the citizens of Wales. The Spatial Plan is underpinned by five guiding themes:
- Building sustainable communities
- Promoting a sustainable economy
- Valuing our environment
- Achieving sustainable accessibility
- Respecting distinctiveness
The Spatial Plan provides the context for community strategies (Community Planning); local development plans, regional transport plans and the work of Local Service Boards.
There are 6 spatial plan areas in Wales and each is chaired by a Cabinet Minister. Our Spatial Plan area is called Pembrokeshire – The Haven, which covers the whole of Pembrokeshire and West Carmarthenshire, and Andrew Davies AM is the Chair. Dean Chapman is the lead WAG official for Pembrokeshire.
The vision for Pembrokeshire – The Haven is:
“Strong communities supported by a sustainable economy based on the area’s unique environment, maritime access and tourism opportunities”
To date, much of the work has focused on carrying out a series of linked studies and actions to provide a firm, evidence-based foundation for future development. As a result of this work, the Spatial Plan has been recently updated and approved by the Assembly. The next step is the implementation of actions.
In Pembrokeshire, the Spatial Planning work is carried out through three groups:
Ministerial Area Group (chaired by Andrew Davies AM)
Follow the links to find out more about the membership and work of each of these groups, as well as links to the most recent copies of Minutes and issues that are of particular interest to the third sector.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the Spatial Planning work, through consultation events, membership of working groups, feedback through voluntary sector representatives, etc.
For more information, please contact Sue Leonard on 01437 769422
For a copy of the Wales Spatial Plan Update 2008 and more information about the process, please visit www.wales.gov.uk/walesspatialplan