Re­vealed: Where coun­cil will spend ex­tra £23.5m

Cynon Valley - - YOUR NEWS - AN­THONY LEWIS news­desk@waleson­

THE ma­jor projects on which Rhondda Cynon Taf coun­cil has agreed to spend nearly £24m of ex­tra fund­ing this year have been re­vealed.

Full coun­cil agreed this week to an ad­di­tional spend of £23.5m which will fund sev­eral big projects across a range of ser­vices.

These in­clude in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous high­ways schemes such as gen­eral road im­prove­ments, the du­alling of the A4119, the Aber­dare By­pass, the Llan­haran By­pass and a cross val­ley link near Tre­orchy.

The money will also go to­wards pro­vid­ing ex­tra care hous­ing fa­cil­i­ties for older peo­ple, flood preven­tion, town cen­tre re­gen­er­a­tion and com­mu­nity hubs.

Also in­cluded is match fund­ing for a busi­ness de­vel­op­ment at Rober­stown and Coedely and fur­ther fund­ing for the Bryn Pica Eco Park waste man­age- ment fa­cil­ity.

The fund­ing has been iden­ti­fied af­ter a re­view of the coun­cil’s 2017/2018 re­serves fol­low­ing which ex­tra funds were able to be re­leased.

The coun­cil has spent £53m of ad­di­tional re­sources over and above its nor­mal cap­i­tal spend­ing since Oc­to­ber 2015.

Ex­tra care hous­ing schemes, lo­cal road in­fas­truc­ture, com­mu­nity hubs and sports pav­il­ions are all set to ben­e­fit from ex­tra fund­ing

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