Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


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The item started at 16.47

Voting on the motion and amendment under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

A vote was taken on the motion without amendment:

NDM5865 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Believes that a vibrant and diverse Welsh high street has a key role to play in building sustainable communities for the future; supporting jobs and local enterprise, and improving social inclusion and cohesion;

2. Recognises the need to tackle barriers to the growth of town centres, which includes:

a) the increase in online and out of town retail;

b) the loss of local services or community assets and the recent round of bank closures;

c) the high street vacancy rate which is consistently above the UK average;

d) the lack of early consideration of sustainable transport in regeneration projects; and

e) the failure of the planning system to facilitate development and encourage investment in response to changing consumer demand.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider innovative proposals for the regeneration of high streets in Wales, including the development of a national learning network to offer training and resources, facilitate networking for inspiration on best practice and collect and share access to research from around the world on revitalising town centres.









The motion without amendment was agreed.

Publication date: 04/11/2015

Date of decision: 04/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/11/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly



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