Swansea missing out on investment


Welsh Lib Dems in Swansea claim that the city and county missing out on investment at a major site.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Opposition leader on Swansea Council has questioned why a major site at Felindre is missing out on investment when other areas are succeeding. Councillor Chris Holley was responding to the news that Ebbw Vale is to have a factory, which will employ 450 people going up to six hundred and fifty.  At a council scrutiny meeting on Thursday 1st of July, he questioned why the site at Felindre had not attracted this or similar investment. He was told that the council and Welsh Government are marketing the site, but without much success.

"Since the steelworks was closed and demolished tens of millions of pounds have been spent on Felindre, to no avail," Councillor Holley said. "There is a warehouse on the site, which was relocated, but that's it. We need the type of investment that Ebbw Vale has had. The city deal is bringing some investment to the council but it also costing local taxpayers millions of pounds with very little return in the way of jobs for Swansea."
 
"Our MPs and Senedd Members need to step up and bring the sort of jobs and investment to the area that Cardiff and now, Ebbw Vale have attracted." 

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