Future Generations: Planning for National Infrastructure
Join us to hear from The Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, on her role in Planning for National Infrastructure
The Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 provides a framework for public authorities to place sustainable development at the heart of their operations and the role of the Future Generations Commissioner will be essential in ensuring accountability within this new system. Although only recently coming in to post, Sophie Howe, the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is already having an impact, notably with regard to the planning of the M4 Relief Road. UKELA Wales Working Party therefore welcomes this opportunity to hear her thoughts about her role in national infrastructure planning in Wales.
Sophie Howe was appointed as the Future Generations Commissioner in February 2016. She was formerly the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales before which she spent several years as Special Adviser to the First Minister. In her earlier career she worked as legal services and later policy manager for the Equality and Human Rights Commission whilst also acting as a councillor for Cardiff County Council.