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The Programme

The Town Centre Regeneration Programme
The Programme will help the towns in Flintshire to adapt successfully and sustainably to a changing world; economically, socially and environmentally.

The priorities for the Programme are to:

  1. Respond proactively to market interest in town centre investment and will actively seek to encourage investment wherever there are appropriate opportunities;
  2. Continue to support front line service outlets in town centre locations to enable access to Council (and partner) services whilst also helping to sustain footfall;
  3. Implement Local Development Plan policies for town centres that enable land use change to be managed to promote sustainability and vitality
  4. Identify key sites for future redevelopment with an emphasis on diversifying land use to increase sustainability and vitality;
  5. Start, subject to the availability of capital resources and detailed investigation into commercial viability, to acquire key sites for redevelopment;
  6. Target vacant or underused properties in town centres for intervention including making full use of Council enforcement powers;
  7. Support the growth of community asset ownership and community enterprise in town centres;
  8. Take advantage of potential investment in transport infrastructure by Welsh Government to identify how wider regeneration benefits can be realised in the immediate vicinity;
  9. Support town centre stakeholder groups to develop and implement action plans for their towns and will undertake County-wide actions to support town centres for example through promotional activity;
  10. Help businesses to adapt to the changing economic climate;
  11. Actively seek external funding opportunities to deliver the Programme; and
  12. Increase the monitoring of town centre vitality.