Local Authority

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Background of Organisation

A multipurpose Local Authority

Organisational Objectives

The role of the Council is to deal with matters on which, by law, it is required to make decisions. It is also a forum at which major issues are debated in an open and public manner .The Council has appointed various committees to deal with planning, licensing and appeals issues. In addition, it works closely with the voluntary sector and town and community councils by means of the Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee and Community Liaison Committee respectively.

Relevant Policies, Projects & Activities

An Environmental and Economic Regeneration Directorate is set up to deal with specific matters. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast Advisory Group also operates under the auspices of the Council as one of its specialist advisory sub-committees.

The Vale of Glamorgan also issues a 'Vale Biodiversity Matters ' Newsletter, in partnership with CCW and Biodiversity Wales. Throught this the Vale Conservation Officers and the Vale Biodiversity Partnership keep those interested updated on the Local Biodiversity Action Plan and conservation activities and news.