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26/01/2017

Cardiff region city deal delivery plan approved

Words: Roger Milne
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The City of Cardiff Council’s cabinet has approved a report setting out how the 10 local authorities in South East Wales involved with the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal will work together to ensure the £1.2b billion package delivers for the sub-region.

City of Cardiff Council leader Phil Bale, said: “This report not only lays out just how the city deal will work, it also points towards a step change in collaboration in the areas of economic development, skills and training, regeneration, strategic planning, housing and transport.

“Wales will have seen nothing on this scale before. This report points towards a fundamental shift in how councils do business together. Of course there have been partnership arrangements in the past, but this is taking things to an entirely new level. By agreeing this report we will fire the starting gun on a Welsh local government revolution.”

The report spells out how the local authorities involved will work together to manage the spend, bringing jobs and improved transport links to the region.

It also stresses that the city council is committed to delivering a significant number of nationally-significant facilities and attractions including:

  • A new 15,000-seat indoor arena;

  • Improved city centre open spaces;

  • The redevelopment of Cardiff Central Station;

  • Stronger connections between the city centre and Cardiff Bay; and

  • A range of improvements to bus, car, cycle and pedestrian networks.

More information can be found here (pdf).

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