Residents Meeting 1/8/23 – Follow Up Statement

August 18, 2023

We are grateful to the 100 residents who attended the public information meeting held in the Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall on 1 August 2023.

We have documented the feedback received and shared it with the wider project team. The views gathered will be used to inform future plans.

Caerphilly County Borough Council is sensitive to all concerns raised regarding the impact any new development will have on the town in relation to parking, architectural design, and town services.

We are fully committed to ensuring all plans reflect the heritage of the town and are delivered to the highest quality.


All new buildings are subject to the statutory planning process which will duly consider the impact on Caerphilly residents through individual public consultation. Architectural styles, parking requirements and the holistic impact of planning proposals are taken into consideration and dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

A number of Caerphilly 2035 projects are being part-funded by Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns initiative:

“Transforming Towns is committed to addressing the decline in Welsh city and town centres and to ensuring they not only survive but thrive. Transforming Towns is focussed on improved biodiversity and green infrastructure; reuse of derelict buildings; increasing the variety of services on offer in towns with an emphasis on flexible working and living space; and access to services and leisure. The priority is securing the long-term sustainability of our town and city centres by driving footfall and making them attractive places to spend time.”

Other funding sources include, but are not exclusive, to UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, Welsh Government Social Housing Grant, Welsh Government and Cardiff Capital Region Transport monies with core Caerphilly Council funding being used as match in a number of cases.  Each of these organisations recognise the importance of supporting our town centres for the benefit of the communities they serve.

Our wider engagement plans, which to date have included drop-in sessions, surveys, focus groups and one-to-one conversations with more than 700 residents and businesses, will continue to take place throughout the duration of the Caerphilly Town 2035 regeneration. There will be further opportunities for residents to have their say as part  of the ongoing public engagement on the wider plan, as well as individual projects.


Teams leading on each project are as follows:

  • Ffos Caerffili Market – CCBC Regeneration
  • Pentrebane Street Redevelopment Scheme – LINC Cymru
  • Caerphilly Public Transport Interchange – CCBC Transport and Transport for Wales
  • Castle Improvement works – Cadw

The next quarterly event will be held in October 2023 and details will be shared widely. In the meantime, we welcome further conversation through the Contact Us form here.