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walesonline.co.uk 14 Sep, 2021 12:45 am

The radical £9m plan to transform one of the poorest urban areas in Wales

The radical £9m plan to transform one of the poorest urban areas in Wales
A part of Llanelli town centre will look very different in years to come, after councillors agreed to pump £9m into the area

A blueprint to breathe new life into the Tyisha area of Llanelli has been mooted for some time, and plans have now been approved by Carmarthenshire Council.As part of the proposals which were approved at a cabinet meeting of Carmarthenshire Council on Monday, Tyisha will see new housing built in place of old blocks of flats, with opportunities created for first time buyers.Carmarthenshire Council, meanwhile, is working with Dyfed-Powys Police and its Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn as it continues to address anti-social behaviour in the area which includes a battle against drug use and supply."This is a hugely challenging project, but one which we’re determined to deliver," said leader of Carmarthenshire Council, Emlyn Dole.

It was also revealed to be the 17th most deprived council ward area in Wales out of nearly 2,000 wards."We believe this is the first time a council, working with other partners such as the police and local businesses and residents, have formulated an action plan for a whole council ward.

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