Well Being of Future Generations Act - Building a sustainable future for Torfaen

The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 requires public bodies such as the council to carry out sustainable development - the process of improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales.

The Council is required to publish it’s well-being objectives in a statement which demonstrates how it is applying sustainable development in its decision making by:

  • Looking to the long term so it does do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs;
  • Taking an integrated approach so it looks at all the wellbeing goals in deciding our wellbeing objectives;
  • Involving a diversity of the population in the decisions that affect them;
  • Working with others in a collaborative way to find shared sustainable solutions; and
  • Understanding the root causes of issues to prevent them from occurring.
Through publishing a well-being statement, the council must set and explain its well-being objectives. The well-being objectives must be designed to maximise the council’s contribution to achieving each of the seven well-being goals for Wales.
  • A prosperous Wales
  • A resilient Wales
  • A healthier Wales
  • A more equal Wales
  • A Wales of cohesive communities
  • A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
  • A globally responsible Wales

The new County Plan has been developed alongside the council’s Annual Self-Assessment & Well-Being Report and Statutory Well-Being Statement which sets out the evidence for this plan. The County Plan identifies 9 key priorities that will collectively form the well-being objectives for the duration of the plan.

The following documents are available to download:

Last Modified: 15/02/2023
For more information contact:

Improvement Team

Tel: 01495 742547

Email: improvement@torfaen.gov.uk

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