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Nearly £1.8m in Welsh Government ‘Active Travel’ grants handed to Flintshire

Two Flintshire schemes have been awarded a combined total of £1.76m in Active Travel grants the Welsh Government has announced.

More than £10m has been earmarked for individual projects and packages of local schemes across Wales.

All local authorities were invited to submit applications – one strategic scheme and one local scheme or package of local schemes per local authority.

A total of 35 applications were received, including 16 applications for strategic schemes, and 19 applications for local schemes.

Flintshire schemes include:

Strategic – Deeside Industrial Park – Active travel and bus infrastructure on Parkway, Deeside Industrial Park Zone 2 – £1,070,000

Local – Holywell town walking and cycling link – Phase 1 – construction of active travel path, Greenfield Valley – £697,000

Transport Secretary Ken Skates said:

“This funding will create new active travel routes across Wales, connecting people’s homes to schools, jobs and their local community with the aim of encouraging more people to walk or cycle.

“I am allocating the first £10.36 million to local authorities across Wales for schemes to promote active travel, which supports our efforts as a government to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, while building physical activity into people’s daily lives, delivering wider health benefits.”

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