Funding secured to help sort Amman Valley eyesore

Welsh Government funding of £30,000 has been secured to look at future use of the site of a demolished Amman Valley eyesore.
Carmarthenshire County Council has secured the money from the Welsh Government under its Western Valleys Regeneration Initiative to look at possible future uses for the land on Cwmamman Road, Garnant, in front of Arcade Terrace.
The County Council bought the row of derelict houses in spring 2012 and immediately arranged for contractors TRJ to carry out demolition and leave a level site for sale to a developer when the property market improves.
Investigations into traffic/transportation, site accessibility and an assessment of housing needs will be undertaken with designs also to be produced. It is hoped this initial study will be concluded in April 2014.
The information from the investigations will be used to provide clear direction for the site’s future use.
This project is being advanced as part of the council’s wider regeneration aspirations for Ammanford and the Amman Valley.
Council Leader and local member Cllr Kevin Madge has welcomed the news that funding has been obtained for the study.
He said: “I’m pleased that we have been able to obtain this funding. It will allow us to look at how the site could be developed and to move things forward.
“This site was an eyesore for many years until the council bought it and demolished the derelict houses, and I’m keen to see it redeveloped.”

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