South East Wales Area Statement

The South East Area Statement area covers the Local Authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. When talking about the South East Area Statement, we sometimes also refer to Gwent. For the purposes of the Area Statement, we have used these terms interchangeably.

This theme is about identifying local opportunities for protected sites, and natural and built environments to contribute towards the resilience of wider priority habitat networks in the region. These opportunities for improving ecosystem resilience should support ecological connectivity between sites, across boundaries and at a landscape scale.

This theme is about identifying landscape and regional scale opportunities and collective interventions for climate adaptation and mitigation which enhance local ecosystem and community resilience.

This theme is about identifying opportunities and collaborative interventions that protect and improve health and well-being; connecting people, communities and service delivery to nature for the benefit of both people and the environment.

This theme is about identifying the benefits of strategic regional collaboration and identifying what we need to do once, well, at a regional scale to maximise local delivery. This strategic theme adds value to the ways in which our natural resources are managed collaboratively, maximising the benefits they provide.