In 2009 the Welsh Assembly Government designated the Western Valleys as a Strategic Regeneration Area (WVSRA) as a means of achieving sustainable regeneration across the five local authority areas.
The Welsh Government’s Vision:
‘By 2015 the Western Valleys will embrace a network of distinctive, vibrant, sustainable communities that are confident and secure in themselves and with their relationship to the wider world.
Communities that are sustained by an increasing culture of self reliance and enterprise in which everyone can fulfil their greatest potential by linking communities with opportunities , whilst protecting their first class environment.’ –
Each local authority has been tasked with producing local regeneration plans based upon individual valleys to evidence the needs of local areas and to ensure that any projects supported are addressing needs. The Valley Area Regeneration Plans (VARPs) will need to be endorsed by area forums to make sure that a shared agenda for regeneration is established.
For more information please visit the Welsh Government’s Website and read the written Strategic Approach to Regeneration – Western Valleys