Dear Local Government Colleagues / Stakeholders
The Minister for Housing and Local Government and Welsh Government officials have engaged with a range of stakeholders over the last year and a half on the development of proposals to establish Corporate Joint Committees (CJCs) to exercise certain local authority functions on a collaborative basis, as provided for in the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill currently before the Senedd.
Today, the Minister for Housing and Local Government is launching a formal consultation on the draft regulations which will establish four regional CJCs across Wales.
The intention is for them to exercise functions relating to strategic development planning and regional transport planning; they will also be able to do things to promote the economic well-being of their areas.
We wish to seek your views on the regulations which will establish these CJCs - setting out their area, the core governance and constitutional arrangements, finance and funding, provisions for staffing and workforce, and the functions which they will exercise.
The consultation paper and supporting documentation can be accessed via the Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/regulations-establish-corporate-joint-committees
The closing date for response is Monday 4 January 2021. We look forward to receiving your responses to this consultation and to continuing to work in partnership to take this forward.
We would be grateful if you could highlight the consultation more widely by including a link to the consultation on your website.
If you have any initial queries please email: LGPartnerships@gov.wales
Annwyl Gydweithwyr mewn Llywodraeth Leol / Randdeiliaid