Town Centre Regeneration
Flintshire is in North East Wales, bordered on the North by the Dee estuary and adjacent to the counties of Denbighshire and Wrexham and the English counties of Cheshire West and Chester and Wirral. Although perceived as a primarily industrial region, Flintshire is predominately rural and maintains a diverse town offering: from the market towns of Holywell and Mold, to the more industrial towns of Connah’s Quay, Buckley, Flint, Queensferry, Saltney and Shotton. The County is home to major companies including but not limited to, Airbus UK, Tata Steel and moneysupermarket.com.
Towns within the region have adapted to changing social and economic trends, with fewer empty properties than the national average.
Flintshire has a range of historical and cultural sites of importance from Holywell’s St Winefrid’s Well to Flint castle and the industrial heritage along the Flintshire coast. The County has a diverse food and drink provision, with a range of high quality food and produce companies, an annual food festival and diverse food groups. This heritage, food and culture come together in a range of events to compliment the region.
The Regeneration Team in Flintshire work with partners to support and encourage the growth and development of businesses; from small scale independents to large international companies.
What we are currently working on
Flintshire County Council wants to revitalise our local town centres. The aim is to enable businesses to plan projects which lead to economic growth, as well as helping them make the best use of digital technology.
Markets are a crucial component of town centres – bringing customers into the town, offering valuable business opportunities to traders, and adding energy and vitality.
The Programme will help the towns in Flintshire to adapt successfully and sustainably to a changing world; economically, socially and environmentally.
In April 2022, the UK Government published details about how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) will work. The UKSPF is the UK Government replacement for EU Structural Funds and will deliver £2.6 billion of investment across the UK until March 2025.