Flintshire County Council has been awarded an £85,000 grant to improve its transport links to key employment sites between the B5129 at Queensferry and Deeside Industrial Park.
These are being developed ahead of the planned £50m North Wales metro system. The development will be welcomed across the North Wales community as it will help make travel quicker and more convenient.
Economic Secretary Ken Skates, has expressed his confidence the financial boost will help Flintshire reinforce transport links to coincide with the Welsh Government’s plans for the North Wales Metro project. The system will significantly improve links across North Wales and make it more accessible for commuters to travel across a wider network.
The funding will also be used to develop transport hubs for those travelling to and from Deeside Industrial Park via a shuttle service
Ken Skates said:
“Our ambitious plans for a Metro scheme in North Wales will require significant investment, with huge potential rewards for the local economy. To this end, the £50 million earmarked in our recent budget will see our plans for the North Wales Metro really take shape.
“In the meantime, I’m delighted that we are able to support local authorities, like Flintshire, in investing in improved bus access, in facilitating active travel and in linking communities with jobs – something which will be key to the success of the wider North Wales Metro.”
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment adds:
“I am pleased to receive the additional funding to help develop our transport solution to improve all modes of transport into Deeside Industrial Park. Improved transport links will ensure that Deeside continues to be the destination of choice for businesses into the future.”