Wales faces many challenges. The pandemic has had a significant impact on all our lives and the economy. Whilst there are many uncertainties around how we will emerge from the pandemic, it is likely that many of the issues which Wales already faced will continue and even be compounded. Areas of Wales have traditionally faced complex place-based issues, including a decline in economic growth, changes in our high streets, poverty and inequality, the delivery of quality housing in the right locations and the resilience of Wales is frequently tested by severe weather events.
Welsh Planner Live explored the issues and looked how planning and planners can respond. You can view the keynote address from Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change, below: