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Alex Seabrook

The £4 million plan to regenerate entire Cardiff street

A street in Cardiff will benefit from a £4 million regeneration plan which will see new cycle lanes and bus stops, wider pavements and more trees. 

Buildings on Tudor Street, Riverside, will see new shop fronts, windows and a fresh coat of paint as Cardiff council will invest £1 million in the first part of the regeneration plan. 

Next, £3 million will be spent on wider plans in early 2021 with the goal of attracting shoppers to the street. 

Those plans include a new two-way segregated cycle lane from Wood Street bridge to the junction with Clare Street, new bus stops opposite Plantagenet Street, trees and rain gardens planted, wider pavements, and new benches and lampposts. 

Cyclists will also be able to access the Taff trail more easily with a wider ramp down to Taffs Mead Embankment. 

Councillor Caro Wild, cabinet member for strategic planning and transport, said: “This work is part of a series of plans we have for neighbourhood areas which we are launching across the city. 

“We want to create environments that residents and visitors can enjoy, places where you can walk and cycle and take time out to shop and enjoy the different districts Cardiff has to offer. 

“Importantly, we're also taking the opportunity to increase nature in areas that have very little green space."

Shrubs will be planted on the roofs of the new bus stops to help insects and bugs, and to soak up rainwater and ease the load off of drains. 

The Welsh Government will fund part of the regeneration plans through its Transforming Towns programme. 

Cllr Lynda Thorne, cabinet member for housing and communities, said: “I am so pleased that we have successfully secured over £2.5 million of Welsh Government regeneration funding, along with our own council funding, to invest in this shopping centre. 

“Now, more than ever, we are seeing the benefits of local shopping for local people and these projects demonstrate the commitment we have to securing the future of these important community shopping centres."

The council is consulting the public on their views about the regeneration. People interested have until August 17 to tell the council their opinions on the plans.

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