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Conwy to benefit from more than £12million in funds

Published date: 31 January 2014 |
Published by: Iwan Berry 
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TOWNS and villages in Conwy County will benefit from more than £12million in Welsh Government funds towards regeneration.

Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, announced that Conwy would receive £12.022 over the next three years, as part of the government's Vibrant and Viable Places scheme.

The funds used under the scheme are aimed at creating jobs, cutting poverty, improving facilities and increasing housing.

Conwy was among 10 counties in Wales to put forward a successful bid - alongside  Ynys Mon and Flintshire.

Mr Sargeant said: “Many of the successful bids focus on the regeneration of town centres, which is about a lot more than filling empty shops.

"It is about creating a diverse and vibrant town centre with other services such as leisure, health and education at its heart and making the town centre an attractive place to live.

“Increasing housing supply is my number one priority and I hope that these successful bids will build on and compliment the excellent regeneration work in evidence across Wales through our Houses into Homes and Social Housing Grant schemes.”

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