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Agenda and minutes

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Disclosures of Personal & Prejudicial Interests.


In accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the City and County of Swansea, no interests were declared:



Minutes: pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To approve and sign the Minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.


Resolved that the Minutes of the Economy and Infrastructure Policy Development Committee held on 13 December, 2019, be approved as a correct record.


River Corridor.


The Physical Regeneration Manager presented feedback from the Workshop held in October 2018 and outlined the draft objectives for January 2019.


The presentation detailed:


·       Purpose of the Tawe Riverside Strategy;

·       Swansea Local Development Plan (2016);

·       4 Study Areas;

·       Format of the Workshop;

·       Heritage based regeneration preserving and enhancing heritage assets;

·       Access, Movement, Linkages;

·       Biodiversity and Environment;

·       Mixed Land Use, Housing, Commercial and Employment Uses;

·       Tawe Riverside Corridor Strategy Vision;

·       River Tawe Corridor Strategy Objectives;

·       Next Steps;


The Economic Development and External Funding Manager provided a comprehensive overview of the programme of potential funding progress.


Members’ asked questions of the Officers who responded accordingly.


Discussions focussed around:


·       The ownership and condition of the river bed and the need to work in partnership with the owner;

·       Sensitivities associated with the Bascule Bridge;

·       Enhancing biodiversity with the introduction of natural species and using the principles of the Green Infrastructure Strategy;

·       The proposals and progress with the skyline project;

·       Funding;

·       The park and ride site; the work undertaken by Natural Resources Wales in developing their proposals for the River Corridor;

·       The proposals in respect of educational pods and the  the role of Swansea City Football Club in assisting the Council with aspects of the strategy.


The Director of Place stated that he would raise the issues discussed at his meeting with Swansea City Football Club.


The Chair thanked Officers for their informative presentation.


Resolved that:


1.     The update be noted;

2.     A copy of the presentation be circulated to Committee Members;

3.     A progress update be scheduled for 18 April, 2019.






Workplan 2018/2019. pdf icon PDF 92 KB


The Chair presented the updated Work Plan for 2018-2019.


Resolved that the updated Work Plan for 2018-2019 be noted:



1.     City Parking.


1.     Positive/negative implications of Brexit.

2.     Site visit to Homes as Power Stations.


1.     Tawe River Corridor Strategy – Progress Update.

2.     Draft End of Year Report.


[Additionally, Members’ agreed to convene a workshop on the Green Infrastructure Strategy on Thursday, 21 February time to be confirmed}.


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