April 18, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Environmental enhancements get underway at Ammanford car park

WORK is getting underway to improve Ammanford’s Carregaman car park in the town centre.

Carmarthenshire County Council is making use of Welsh Government’s Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity fund as part of its Transforming Towns initiative, to make the car park more environmentally friendly and visually attractive.

The works will soon get underway and will are expected to be complete by the end of March.

A series of rain gardens will not only brighten up the car park but will help alleviate potential flooding and protect the sewer network.

Carefully chosen planting and green spaces will be utilised to create a better habitat for pollinators and other insects.

The council is also using funds from a Local Sustainable Transport Covid Response Fund to purchase a bio-diverse green roof cycle shelter to accommodate up to eight bikes, in line with the council’s efforts to increase facilities for active travel.

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of the Council and Executive Board Member for Regeneration, said: “We are pleased to use Welsh Government funding to help us improve Carregaman car park – not just so that it is more visually appealing, but also a biodiverse space that will attract pollinators and other local wildlife. These are works that will also help improve a main gateway into Ammanford town centre.”

Disruption from works will be kept to a minimum.

For further information about the council’s development and investment schemes, visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales

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