16 September 2008
Information about the progress of plans to build a new multi million pound development in the heart of Caerphilly town centre is being requested by the leadership of Caerphilly county borough council.
Leader of council, Cllr Lindsay Whittle and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Ron Davies, are urgently seeking clarification from the Welsh Assembly Government about the status of the proposals, which include new retail units, office accommodation, residential apartments and other community facilities.
The scheme, which would involve the demolition of 2½ blocks of existing properties in the town centre, will complement the major retail development which has helped transform the northern part of Caerphilly, opposite the town's magnificent castle.
"This exciting development, at the southern entrance to the town centre, will breathe new life into the area and position Caerphilly as one of the premiere shopping centres in the South Wales Valleys" said Cllr Lindsay Whittle, "Planning permission has already been granted for the scheme and the council, along with local traders and residents, are demanding to know the latest position on progress."
"The top end of Caerphilly town centre is beginning to look quite run down so we need assurances that the scheme will proceed as quickly as possible to help boost the local economy and provide a striking focal point which will help regenerate the southern end of the town," added Cllr Ron Davies.
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