Section 6 Report

Published: 18 December 2019

The Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystems

The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 introduced an enhanced biodiversity and resilience of ecosystems duty (the section 6 or s6 duty) for public authorities in the exercise of functions in relation to Wales. The s6 duty requires that public authorities ‘must seek to maintain and enhance biodiversity so far as consistent with the proper exercise of their functions and in so doing promote the resilience of ecosystems’.

The Community Council falls within the definition of a Public Authority and has a Duty to report on what it has done to maintain and enhance biodiversity by the end of December 2019. The Report was approved by the Council at its meeting held on 17 December 2019. Please click on the link to view a copy of the Council’s Section 6 Report document.