Businesses in Abergele, North Wales will have an opportunity to contribute to the Abergele Place Plan over the next few weeks and shape an approach that might become more widely used across Wales.
Conwy County Borough Council has commissioned People and Places Partnership to spend time in the town, meeting members of the local Business Forum and speaking to shop and business owners, to find out their priorities and needs. The findings will help inform the Abergele Place Plan.
Chris Wade, Director of People and Places, and his team will be in Abergele over the next few weeks and they’re urging local businesses to get involved and share their views – the results of the survey will feed into a town centre regeneration scheme.
Chris Wade commented, “At the People and Places Partnership we pride ourselves on getting under the skin of places. We do this by assessing key indicators but also importantly by engaging with key stakeholders so that they are part of the process. We have used this approach in assisting with numerous Neighbourhood Plans in England and are now excited to be extending the techniques to help shape a Place Plan for Abergele in North Wales.”
Place Plan Pilot
The Abergele Place Plan (APP) will be a community-led Plan and pilots an approach that may be more widely adopted across Wales. Its preparation and delivery is based on what the community of Abergele want to see improved, promoted and enhanced. The Plan will seek to deliver key local projects by setting out an all-inclusive local strategy, complemented by positive new developments.
A specially created Abergele Place Plan website enables the council to work with the community to help make the area a better place to live, work and visit.