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4 April 2013

Regeneration the theme at Cardiff and Vale College business breakfast

Cardiff and Vale College Principal & Chief Executive Mike James has outlined the College’s commitment to the economic development of Barry at Welsh Government Cabinet Minister Jane Hutt’s annual business breakfast.

The Vale AM and Finance Minister this year invited regeneration experts to the annual event, which was held in the College’s Glamorgan Suite Restaurant at the Colcot Road site. The theme of renewal and development was timely as the Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to submit a new bid for regeneration funding to the Welsh Government later this year.

Vale Council cabinet member for regeneration Lis Burnett and planning expert Richard Essex both backed a bid for Barry to be chosen as a regeneration area for a second time. Richard Essex pointed to the success of the Waterfront development.

Also speaking at the event, CAVC Principal & Chief Executive Mike James spoke of the College’s commitment to regeneration across both Cardiff and the Vale. While the College had recently secured a site for a £45m new campus in Cardiff, that was just a first phase of the College’s ten-year development plan, Mike said. The College also hoped to expand into the Waterfront, even playing a key role in the creation of a coastal enterprise zone, he explained.