Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Homes and roads gain cash in Wales

The Welsh Government has unveiled a massive investment in building infrastructure and homes.

Finance minister Jane Hutt said the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan marked “a clear demonstration that this is a government committed to jobs and growth”.

The plan allows for £260m to be invested over 2013-15. Its seven priorities are:

* improving the transport network

* improving telecommunications networks

* developing the energy industry

* investing in housing

* more efficient public services

* improving school buildings

* developing enterprise zones.

Projects identified for extra money include an extra £2.7m for M4 junction improvements, appointing contractors to work on the A483 in Newtown, improvements to the Heads of the Valleys Road from Gilwern to Tredegar, and improvements to the A477 and A4226.

Ms Hutt also allocated a further £4m to flood defence work at Colwyn Bay, Talgarth, Gilfach (Kerry) and Borth.

And there will be £6.8m to accelerate hospital projects at Glan Clwyd and Llandough, and £3.5m for essential infrastructure work for the Northern Gateway site in the Deeside Enterprise Zone. 

Ms Hutt said the Welsh Government would seek an extra 7,500 affordable homes by 2015 with capital investment of £156m for this sector.

She said the full plan for the first time outlined a pipeline of projects as “we want to give our partners the confidence to plan ahead and profile the long term delivery of our infrastructure”. 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.