Council calls to ratify North Anglesey plan

Councillors will be asked whether to back a new regeneration plan for North Anglesey next week.

Economic development officers have drawn up an action plan for the area in the wake of Hitachi’s decision to suspend Wylfa Newydd.

Around a hundred jobs will also go by the end of the year when REHAU closes its plastic factory in Amlwch.

In July, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pledged £495,000 towards Anglesey Council’s plan, aimed at boosting employment, supporting local tourism and improving transport links.

The local authority also wants to revive town centres and provide new ‘suitable housing’,as well as ensure the North of the island benefits from its natural environment and culture.

Dylan Williams, director of Place & Community Well-being, said: ”A great deal of work and effort has gone into shaping our North Anglesey economic regeneration plan and it provides a platform and clear direction of travel for the area.”

”I am grateful to the residents of North Anglesey, Welsh Government and other stakeholders, whose views and feedback on priorities for regenerating the area have been incorporated into this important document.”

The plan will go before the council’s Executive on Monday (16th September), following a public consultation which attracted more than 650 responses.

If it’s ratified, it will allow senior council officers to push ahead with approving future funding bids for a number of supporting projects.

Councillor Carwyn Jones, the member for economic development, said he urged the Executive to ”unanimously endorse” the plan as ”the way forward” for the area.

He added: ”We are committed to creating jobs and supporting economic growth in North Anglesey. This will take time and a great deal of work, but this new plan can provide a real impetus for economic regeneration in the area.”

1 comment on “Council calls to ratify North Anglesey plan”

  1. Pat Owen Reply

    What was the objection to the development of an upmarket touristic attraction like “BLUESTONES” at Narberth South Wales?
    This would have provided jobs and a very welcome tourist venue for Anglesey.

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