VALE COUNCIL LEADER CLAIMS CARDIFF’S “CITY DEAL” WILL BENEFIT PENARTH

Body language: Cllr Neil Moore (left standing) at yesterday signing ceremony with First Minister Carwyn Jones sitting in front of him alongside veteran Vale Labour AM Jane Hutt

Body language: Cllr Neil Moore (left, standing) at the City Deal signing ceremony with First Minister Carwyn Jones sitting in front of him alongside veteran Vale Labour AM Jane Hutt. Also in the front row is Cardiff Council Leader Phil Bale (wearing a daffodil)

Vale of Glamorgan Council leader Cllr Neil Moore – who has spent the last 12 months vainly trying  fight-off an enforced merger of his council with Cardiff Council – claims he and Cllr Lis Burnett (Labour St Augustines)  have “negotiated hard ” on the  new Cardiff Capital Regional City Deal which was signed yesterday.

Cllr Moore says  “The City Deal will bring benefits to all ten local authority areas and my cabinet colleague Cllr Lis Burnett and I have negotiated hard to ensure that the Vale of Glamorgan will share fully in these.”

Cllr Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward) Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council is said to have admitted that the tree cutting in the Marina has been "paid for by the developers of Penarth Heights"

Cllr Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward) Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council

Cllr Moore’s statement doesn’t go into any detail about how the Capital City Deal is actually going to benefit the Vale of Glamorgan – or , come to that, Penarth. The bulk of the billion pounds involved is to be spent on what’s described as a “Metro system” which is to connect train and bus routes.

Moore asserts  that the aims of the City Deal are to “improve productivity, create jobs, stimulate innovation, invest in infrastructure, and provide support for business” and that these objectives  “mirror many of those of the Vale of Glamorgan Council”.

He says the challenge will be to ensure that the Deal brings what he calls “a real impact on the lives of residents of the Vale of Glamorgan”.

 

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8 Responses to VALE COUNCIL LEADER CLAIMS CARDIFF’S “CITY DEAL” WILL BENEFIT PENARTH

  1. Christopher David says:

    When we see the plan then! Negotiated hard! With what? Juries out but may be as fictional as the “cabinet” They have no power. Anyway Moore lost the merger battle, we only need four regional councils in Wales and with luck his circa £48 k post will go. No doubt he’ll take a huge chunk of tax payers money with him.

  2. Ian Perry says:

    The “metro system” is designed to suck commerce and leisure into the centre of Cardiff, leaving the surrounding places as dormitory towns and villages. The building of thousands of houses and flats in the Vale without any supporting facilities (as set out in the LDP deposit) demonstrates that the process of turning the Vale into sprawling suburbia has already begun.

  3. Nora says:

    Look at that – only one woman.

  4. The Tax payer says:

    All I can say is having dealt with Cardiff Council and the way money is wasted. God help the Vale/Penarth 😩

  5. des lloyd says:

    Ian, while the main bias of the proposed Metro is to make journeys from the Valleys to Cardiff/Newport easier, it’s also proposed to make journeys between Valleys easier too. My concern, as I understand it, is that Penarth has been either left off the electrification list or is a low priory and that is a worry, I would like to be proved wrong on this.

  6. Colin says:

    There is talk that the Penarth line will be lifted, and a terminus in Tesco car park.

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