Llandybie Community Council
Biodiversity and Environment Development ReportOctober 2019
Under the Environment Act (Wales) 2016 all local authorities ‘must seek to maintain and enhance biodiversity in the proper exercise off their functions and in doing so promote the resilience of ecosystems’. This means, that when managing our parks for people to enjoy, Llandybie Community Council should also be seeking opportunities to maintain and enhance the wildlife that these areas support and manage the habitats such as grassland and trees, so that they are in as natural and resilient a state as possible. The duty also supports our wider remit under the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 so that Wales benefits from a prosperous economy, a healthy and resilient environment and vibrant, cohesive communities.
Llandybie Community Council has produced an action plan, and this is suggested as a future programme of work for all of its existing ‘green land’ in order to further develop the Community Council’s contribution to these important issues. It is also suggested that any additional acquisition of land such as play areas or footpaths should include a specific action linked to this duty.