- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Mike Hedges AM welcomes news that the Minister for Environment has announced over £3.4m for improvements to Wales’ Designated Landscapes
Welsh Labours Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, has announced more than £3.4m for improvements to Wales’ three National Parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
Mike Hedges AM said…. ‘I greatly welcome this news; our natural environment is one of our most precious assets, and through the tourist industry makes a significant contribution to the Swansea Economy. We also have a responsibility to Future Generations to safeguard the Environment for their use and enjoyment. This announcement ensures both goals are met. It is great news for Wales!’
The funding will be used to support a wide range of projects across Wales’ designated landscapes, including improving access to the outdoors, promoting conservation and regenerating some of their most fragile areas.
The announcement follows a commitment made by the Minister earlier this month to retain Wales’ designated landscapes and their current purpose of conserving and enhancing natural beauty.
Among the improvements being made will be the introduction of electronic vehicle charging points to increase sustainable travel and improvements to recycling facilities to reduce littering within the National Parks. Access improvements for people with disabilities and other mobility issues will also be rolled out across all designated landscapes.