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Roger Tanner
Strategic Planning & Urban Renewal
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Pontllanfraith House
Blackwood Road
Pontllanfraith
Blackwood
NP12 2YW

Tel: 01495 235342
Email: tannerd@caerphilly.gov.uk

Town Centre Action Plan

Themed areas in Bargoed Town centre
Themed areas in Bargoed Town centre

A public consultation on the new Bargoed Town Centre Action Plan was held in September 2008, which gave local people an opportunity to have their views heard.

Themed areas in Bargoed Town centre
Themed areas in Bargoed Town centre

A public consultation on the new Bargoed Town Centre Action Plan was held in September 2008, which gave local people an opportunity to have their views heard.

The Action Plan is an update of the 2003 plan for the town centre but contains new proposals and more detail than previously.  The Town Centre Action Plan was adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance by Caerphilly County Borough Council at its meeting on 28th April 2009. 

The plan explains the increased strategic importance of Bargoed and contains no fewer than 27 suggested projects in a comprehensive regeneration programme for the town centre.

A new feature of this plan is an overall strategy that identifies three distinct functional areas within the town centre. 
Though not rigidly defined, there should emerge three complementary zones in the town centre, with major national retailers and leisure facilities in the south, an employment and enterprise zone in the north and a ‘traditional’ town centre in the middle, offering a mix of public facilities, independent locally owned shops, cafes and restaurants, many of the latter taking advantage of the views from the rear of properties overlooking Parc Coedtir. 

In this central historic core of the town the emphasis will be on maintaining and developing the distinctive character of Bargoed.  In this way Bargoed should be able to offer modern retail and leisure facilities and an excellent location for business growth without becoming an ‘anywhere clone town’