How to revitalise mid-Wales’ rural economy?
Create pilot sustainable communities on a strategic scale.
This website is about how the land and communities around the Heart of Wales train line from Llanelli to Knighton – a great but underappreciated asset to Wales – can fulfill their potential and help to feed, water and power much of Wales.
Using the line to better connect with the rest of the country, we can create jobs, regenerate the soil and landscape, and support a working, balanced population obtaining more value from the land, living in affordable housing.
These new and revived communities would support:
- productive, regenerative land-use
- diverse, stable and durable employment
- community-scale horticulture
- a successful and convenient railway service
- mixed forests for local industry and energy.
We propose that local non-profit groups and communities with no government financial assistance can help create these projects.
This needs pilot projects to test the idea in practice before replicating them elsewhere. Llandovery has been chosen as the first town to involve.
Other communities are invited to propose projects as part of the strategic Calon Cymru Network.
Let’s together set an inspirational example of how to make sustainable development a mainstream reality – for the well-being of future generations.