Fay Jones MP has today welcomed the provisional award of funding up to £17,714,498 for the Promoting Recreational Tourism in Powys Through Transport Investment, as part of the third round of the Levelling Up Fund.
This award was applied for by the previous Independent/Conservative administration of Powys County Council and will see three strands pursued.
These are improved access between key towns and surrounding tourist destinations, making it easier to choose active travel options, the refurbishment of rights of way to improve accessibility, as well as resurfacing of key access routes.
“Really pleased that such a significant amount has been provisionally awarded to Powys County Council from the third round of UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
This award, applied for by the previous Conservative/Independent administration of Powys County Council, is set to be targeted at tourism-related transport infrastructure.
This funding will make a huge difference in improving existing routes, as well as developing connectivity between key towns and tourist destinations, directly benefiting tourists and residents alike as well as driving local growth and jobs.”