This document is the Local Development Strategy (LDS) for Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent. It presents the current strategy, action plan and delivery intentions of the Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Local Action Group (LAG) and has been prepared for the purposes of participating in the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020 (RDP) LEADER measure and other related activities.
The structure and content of the LDS have been prescribed by the Welsh Government (WG) through detailed guidance to provide suffi cient and relevant information on which to assess the intentions of the LAG for the programme duration.
This document has been prepared using the most up to date information and guidance available, however some matters remain to be confi rmed, including the available funding to the LAG through the indicative allocation methodology and overall LEADER budget. Therefore some important elements of this strategy are in fi nal draft form subject to confi rmation of outstanding matters. It is also acknowledged that the LDS is a ‘living’ document and will be subject to regular updates, revisions and a formal annual review process.