Adam Price MS visited the Tyisha Project with local councillor Terry Davies, and Cabinet Member Cllr Anne Davies, as the Plaid Cymru conference was held in Llanelli this weekend.
Visiting the site on the first morning of the party conference weekend, the Leader and local members met at the project site to see the £9.3million project in Tyisha.
The project is now well underway and seeks to provide affordable housing for local residents, which has been identified as one of the strategic priorities of the Plaid-led administration at Carmarthenshire County Council. Tyisha was initially a pilot project during the previous administration term, and has received a continuation of funding to regenerate the area.
Alongside this project, significant work has already started to regenerate the town centre – leading on the YMCA building, and the £4.5 million Market Street North investment, which saw the Council buy up empty shop units from private ownership, to renovate and bring them back in to use. The council has been working to make the Llanelli area “safer, greener and more prosperous.”
The delivery of the £200 million Pentre Awel development in Delta Lakes present the beginnings of a landmark centrepiece investment in Llanelli. The Plaid Cymru led council will be working to deliver a £27m leisure centre as part of the first phase of the development – helping secure local employment prospects, and encourage greater opportunities for local people to access health and wellbeing benefits.
Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price said the council are “working hard” to regenerate the town. “The historic majority achieved by Plaid Cymru in Carmarthenshire offers an opportunity to build on the investment and redevelopment that the party has secured for the Llanelli area over the past 7 years. There is a feeling that Llanelli has been neglected over recent decades and I know that the new Plaid Administration is determined to change that.”
“Plaid Cymru is committed to doing all that we can to ensure that Llanelli has a bright future. This economic focus from Carmarthenshire County Council offers an exciting opportunity for Llanelli and the wider area, and I look forward to working with Councillors to achieve these ambitions.”