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Blaenau Gwent Town Centres

Project Promoters

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Welsh Government


£150 million +


Mixed Use: Retail, Enterprise, Residential, Transport, Education, Leisure and Community


Blaenau Gwent Town Centre

Planning Status

Being developed in parallel with the BGCBC Replacement Local Development Plan. Will be adopted as future Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)2022

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council with support fromWelsh Government has embarked on an ambitious programme to transform its town centres. By taking a place-led development
approach and doing development delivery the Local Authority hopes to secure a positive future for its town centres. Delivering a sustainable mix of different uses will be key to creating vibrant town centres that are relevant, welcoming, and inclusive to resident and visitors alike throughout the day and across the year.

Each of its towns has unique townscapes and are nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. The plan is to create places that meet the ambition of building sustainable town centres that support active and healthy lives within urban neighbourhoods that are compact and walkable, organised around mixes use centres and public transport, and integrated with green infrastructure. To do this, Placemaking Plans are being developed that set out the vision and future strategy for each town.

With our Placemaking Plans we now have a series of core ambitions for each town along with a diverse range of projects and investment opportunities for the next 10 years. These ambitions include:

Each of town contains strategically important assets and development sites that will be key to their future success. Working with partners and taking a place-led development approach the plan is to fully exploit their potential and ensure that Blaenau Gwent is a place that is fair, open, and welcoming to all by working with and for the Local Authority’s communities.