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First lot of funding released for ‘regeneration’ projects in Pembrokeshire

REGENERATION projects in Pembrokeshire are going “full steam ahead” with council funding being released.

Cabinet member for economy, tourism, leisure and culture Cllr Paul Miller added he was really pleased about the release of “the first tranche of funding” for some ‘exciting regeneration projects’ in the county at Monday’s meeting (Jul 1).

It includes an initial £180,000 of the £475,000 earmarked for a “flagship heritage attraction” at Haverfordwest Castle, £300,000 for the Pembroke South Quay development and £125,000 for Milford Haven Primary School.

This is for the development of ‘concept bids’ or feasibility costs before the submission of full business cases.

Funding for other projects at full business case stages includes £160,00 of a £260,000 digital connectivity project “driving fiber broadband across Pembrokeshire” said Cllr Miller.

It also includes road safety improvements at Horsefair roundabout and Augustine Way in Haverfordwest as well as 20mph zones outside schools.

Ysgol Llanychllwydog will also get new toilets having been the only school in the county without indoor facilities.

Feasibility costs will initially be funded from the transformation program for administration reserve.

While full business case cost of £5,226,510 will be offset by external funding of £1,225,155.

The cost to the authority will be £4,001,355, a report to cabinet states, adding that the figure would be reduced if additional external funding is secured.

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