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The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. It will make the public bodies listed in the act think more about their long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach.

This will help to create a Wales that we all want to live in, both now and in the future.

To make sure we are all working towards the same vision, the act puts in place seven well-being goals.


A planning application for a new Welsh medium secondary school and major improvements to Duffryn High School has been resubmitted to Newport City Council for a decision to be made by the full council in May.



Mae cais cynllunio ar gyfer ysgol uwchradd cyfrwng Cymraeg newydd a gwelliannau mawr i Ysgol Uwchradd Dyffryn wedi cael ei ail-gyflwyno i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd am benderfyniad i gael ei wneud gan y cyngor llawn ym mis Mai.

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

We need this law as Wales faces a number of challenges such as climate change, poverty, health inequalities, jobs and growth. To tackle these we need to work together. To give our children and grandchildren a good quality of life, we need to think about how the decisions we make now will impact them. This law will make sure that our public sector does this.

The act puts in place a ‘sustainable development principle’ which tells

It follows the decision by the planning committee to refuse permission for the proposal after Natural Resources Wales objected to the application because of a potential flooding risk.

The council is committed to providing Welsh secondary education in Newport and making major improvements to the Duffryn High School buildings.

Therefore, it has been decided that the application should be resubmitted because of the importance to the city of both developments, especially for staff, pupils and parents, and should go to the full council for a decision.

Mae’n dilyn penderfyniad gan y pwyllgor cynllunio i wrthod caniatâd ar gyfer y cynnig ar ôl i Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru wrthwynebu’r cais oherwydd y perygl posibl o lifogydd.

Mae’r cyngor wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu addysg uwchradd cyfrwng Cymraeg yng Nghasnewydd a gwneud gwelliannau mawr i adeiladau Ysgol Uwchradd Dyffryn.

Felly, penderfynwyd y dylai’r cais gael ei ail-gyflwyno oherwydd pwysigrwydd y ddau ddatblygiad i’r ddinas, yn enwedig i’r staff, disgyblion a rhieni, a dylai fynd i’r cyngor llawn am benderfyniad.

organisations how to go about meeting their duty under the act.

Doing something in accordance with the sustainable development principle means that the body must act in a manner which seeks to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Public bodies need to make sure that when making their decisions they take into account the impact they could have on people living their lives in Wales in the future.

The public bodies in Wales covered by this act include:

• Local authorities – including Newport City Council.

This resubmission and redetermination is no reflection on the correctness of the earlier decision taken by the planning committee, based on planning officer advice.

However, in view of the significance of this application in terms of educational need and the wider strategic development of the Duffryn area, it was considered appropriate and more democratic for all councillors to take collective responsibility for this decision.

In May, all 50 councillors will have the opportunity to consider the proposal and any submissions that are made.

Nid yw’r ailgyflwyniad ac ailbenderfyniad hyn yn adlewyrchiad ar gywirdeb y penderfyniad cynharach a gymerwyd gan y pwyllgor cynllunio, yn seiliedig ar gyngor swyddog cynllunio. Fodd bynnag, o ystyried arwyddocâd y cais hwn yn nhermau angen addysgol a datblygiad strategol ehangach ardal Dyffryn, ystyriwyd ei bod yn briodol ac yn fwy democrataidd i’r holl gynghorwyr gymryd cyfrifoldeb ar y cyd am y penderfyniad hwn.

Ym mis Mai, bydd pob un o’r 50 cynghorydd yn cael y cyfle i ystyried y cynnig ac unrhyw gyflwyniadau a wneir.

• Local health boards. • Public Health Wales NHS Trust. • Velindre NHS Trust. • National Park authorities. • Fire and rescue authorities. • Natural Resources Wales. • The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. • The Arts Council of Wales. • Sports Council of Wales. • National Library of Wales. • National Museum of Wales. • Welsh ministers.

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has been appointed to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales, and to support the public bodies listed in the act to work towards achieving the wellbeing goals. Sophie Howe took up her post in February 2016

as Wales’ first statutory Future Generations Commissioner.

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Architect’s drawing of new school on current site

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