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Levelling Up Funding

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Levelling Up Funding

On 19 January, UK Government announced the successful bids from round two of the Levelling Up Fund, we submitted three bids and our Coast to Valley – Transport Bid was successful.

The Coast to Valley – Transport Bid Conwy County comprises three parts to kick start a programme of investment in a Coast to Valley Active Travel Route and improve transport connections in the Conwy Valley. 

The route for the Glan Conwy to Llandudno Junction scheme will link the two communities by a shared use walking and cycling path, with onward connections to Conwy Town and Llandudno.  The consultation on a shortlist of options starts this week, with one option being a route via a bridge over the railway and a path through the RSPB reserve. The scheme will form the northernmost section of the Coast to Valley Active Travel Route.

At the southern end of the Coast to Valley is the second part, linking Llanrwst to Betws y Coed.  The main element of this scheme is an improved river crossing for walking and cycling at Betws y Coed. The existing footbridge at this location (Sappers’ Bridge) is currently closed on safety grounds.  Like the scheme to the north, this project will be a key catalyst for opening up the southern section of Coast to Valley. 

The third part is Trefriw Resilient Roads.  Trefriw can be cut off during major floods and this project will provide a flood resilient route in and out of the village.  Options being looked at include raising road levels, flood defences and improved drainage.

Cllr Charlie McCoubrey, Leader, Conwy County Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted that our Transport bid was successful.  I’d like to thank everyone involved in preparing and submitting our bids for all their hard work within very tight deadlines, and we look forward to receiving more detail about the offer, which will be presented to councillors for consideration.”

Link to more information: UK Government Funding - Conwy County Borough Council

Posted on 26/01/2023

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