HAVE YOUR SAY - BLAENAU GWENT REGENERATION STRATEGY
A Regeneration Strategy was prepared for Blaenau Gwent by consultants, Shared Intelligence. The Council approved the Strategy in September 2009. It also has the approval of the Blaenau Gwent Regeneration Partnership Board. Copies of the Regeneration Strategy are available in all Blaenau Gwent libraries and in Communities First Offices.
Now, the Regeneration Strategy is currently being revised and updated. It shows the way forward for jobs, business and the local economy up to 2018 and sets out six key principles for the successful regeneration of Blaenau Gwent. These are that we should:
• diversify the economy and develop manufacturing
• boost business support and enterprise
• promote learning and modern skills
• focus investment in key communities
• deliver The Works as a national flagship
• develop the transport infrastructure.
Investment across Blaenau Gwent
The Regeneration Strategy says that investment projects should focus on:
• new schools, community centres, learning and IT facilities and business centres in all four community ‘hubs’ – Ebbw Vale, Upper Ebbw Fach, Lower Ebbw Fach and Tredegar
• successfully transforming the old steelworks site and developing The Works so it has the potential for 3,000 jobs. The project is on track with the new hospital and environmental centre (both completed 2010) and the General Offices restored (2011)
• completing the new dual carriageway Heads of the Valleys road between Tredegar and Brynmawr and the Ebbw Valley Railway links
• improving local areas and town centres where people go about their daily business.
Give us your views
The Draft First Revision of the Regeneration Strategy reports on progress made with investment in projects in Blaenau Gwent. But much more needs to be done. Now we are inviting your views on the draft revised and updated Blaenau Gwent Regeneration Strategy. You can view or download the document at the bottom of the page.
Printed copies of the Strategy are available in all Blaenau Gwent libraries and in Communities First Offices.
We can also email you a copy.
Your comments will be taken into account before the Strategy is finalised. The Public Consultation on the revised Strategy will end on Thursday 21 April 2011.
Let us know:
• what you think about the revised Regeneration Strategy
• what you like
• what you don’t like
• any other suggestions you may have.
The Regeneration Strategy has also been the subject of an Equality Impact Assessment.
Responses are invited, by 21st April 2011, to:
Chief Regeneration Officer
Business Resource Centre
Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate