Val­leys ‘a pri­or­ity for metro scheme’

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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

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