Deeside awarded £6 million by the Welsh Government for regeneration projects.
Deeside has been awarded £6 million as part of the Welsh Government`s ‘Vibrant and Viable Places’ programme.
The Welsh Government`s Vibrant and Viable Places regeneration programme was launched in May 2013 and all local authorities were invited to submit competitive proposals.
Deputy Council Cllr Bernie Attridge broke the news on Twitter this morning (Friday 31st Jan)
Eleven areas had been selected by Welsh Government to submit detailed applications.
Flintshire County Council bid for the regeneration of Deeside included transport improvements, housing investment, town centre regeneration and action to support business growth and skills.
The £6 million represents around forty per cent of the total amount the council were hoping to be awarded, its unclear as to what part of the bid will be supported by the cash injection.
This success of the bid follows previous achievements; securing Communities First, Housing Renewal Area and Enterprise Zone programmes.
After being selected to submitt a bid for Deeside Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council said:
“This positive news from Welsh Government reflects the well thought-out approach to regeneration in Deeside. The Council and its partners have developed an ambitious and exciting programme to link the economic opportunities created by the Deeside Enterprise Zone to the wider area, spreading the benefits across Deeside, Flintshire and wider region. If we are successful in becoming a Vibrant and Viable Places area it will be a major boost to the economy of Flintshire as a whole.”