CIOB’s Welsh Manifesto outlines vision for built environment

The Welsh Senedd building housing the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay (Image: Dreamstime/Derek Phillips)

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has set out its vision for construction and the built environment, ahead of the Welsh election, to be held on 6 May this year.

The election will be the sixth since the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament, was established in 1999 and will see 16 and 17 year olds vote for the first time.

Aligning with the Welsh government’s Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the CIOB’s manifesto has focused on three core themes: Build quality and safety; education and skills; and net zero.

The CIOB has called on the Welsh government to:

  • Increase its investment in construction, to create safe, high-quality buildings fit for future generations
  • Implement the findings of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety to continue to lead on improving existing standards of building quality and safety
  • Support the development of degree apprenticeships in key areas of skills shortage for the industry
  • Commit to training construction technicians and professionals in the skills they will need to decarbonise the existing building stock.

To read the CIOB’s 2021 Wales Election Manifesto, click here.

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