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Regeneration plans for Lower Ebbw and Sirhowy Valleys

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has unanimously endorsed ambitious regeneration proposals for the Lower Ebbw and Sirhowy Valleys area, subject to public consultation.

A 6 week consultation process will be carried out, between 19 January and  March 2022, where members of the public will be asked to give their views on the draft Lower Ebbw and Sirhowy Valleys Masterplan.  The draft plan focusses on the corridor between the centres of Newbridge and Risca.

As well as building upon the existing employment and tourist strengths in this locality, the Masterplan aims to further promote the area as a major base for employment, tourism, and recreation.

Cllr Eluned Stenner, the council’s Cabinet Member for Performance, Economy and Enterprise, said “We’ll be asking members of the public to give us their views on the draft proposals, so that we can better understand the needs and priorities of the communities in these areas.

“The final Masterplan will look to build on the current strengths in the area and further develop these, through utilising opportunities to source external funding and to stimulate the local economy.”