Valleys ‘a priority for metro scheme’
THE leader of a Valleys council has said he is “absolutely confident” the area is seen as a priority for the proposed £734m metro scheme.
Rhondda Cynon Taf council voted to approve the Cardiff capital region city deal joint working agreement business plan at a meeting on Wednesday, March 28 and Labour councillor Andrew Morgan who is chairman of the Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet said he felt confident that the Valleys would be a “priority” for the metro part of the scheme.
He said: “I am extremely positive about the prospect of the city deal finally coming to fruition.
“We are going to be by far the biggest beneficiaries of the metro.”
Deputy leader councillor Maureen Webber backed Mr Morga, saying “he wouldn’t put his name to something he didn’t think we could achieve.”
Plaid councillor Alun Cox said: “I support it because of the potential it has to support prosperity but I am also aware that many people in RCT will have concerns about whether it will consume wealth.”
Cllr Andrew Morgan