Ceredigion County Council has secured funding from the Regeneration Area, Sustainable Travel Centres and the Regional Transport Plan for a project worth £2.5 million. As part of the Regeneration Area strategy for Aberystwyth the improvements will ensure that residents and visitors will have a more accessible area around the stations and the scheme will provide an improved gateway to the town centre itself.
An additional £200,000 will be invested in improving the promenade area and the people of Aberystwyth will be asked what else they would like to see on the prom to make it a more attractive location throughout the year.
Making the announcement Welsh Government Regeneration Minister Huw Lewis said that he hoped this latest investment would have a long lasting impact on the future of Aberystwyth.
“Our aspirations for the seven regeneration areas we have identified across Wales are that they will be centres where the local economy can be boosted and that residents take ownership of initiatives so any developments are fit for purpose. Improving public transport elements and enhancing the town’s promenade, an important asset for the town, goes a long way to meeting those aims.”
Keith Evans, Leader of Ceredigion County Council and chair of the Aberystwyth Regeneration Area Partnership Board echoed the Minister’s comments:
“This is a unique opportunity for Aberystwyth. Without the Regeneration funding the Local Authority would have found it extremely difficult to fulfil some of our plans for the town. I would encourage anyone to take advantage of this consultation on the promenade and let us know your views.”
The consultation on the promenade will be launched on 6 December and there will be a presence on the Bandstand during the day. The display will also be on show at Morrisons on for an extended period or you can view the documents on the Welsh Government’s website.
Construction work is expected to start on the Transport Gateway on 21 November.