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Understanding Treherbert: The past, present and the future

February 4th 2021

How understanding the development of Treherbert to the present can inform its future

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Places across the south Wales valleys have experienced a lot of change over the last 100 years or so. The change has had a profound effect on shaping how these places developed to the present day on employment, shops, services and infrastructure. These all affect what types of places they are for people to live. But can the developments shed light on how places will develop in the future?

This paper looks at the development of Treherbert, to the present day to better understand its economic and social development to inform how it may develop in the future. It looks at what existing assets there are or what needs to develop to grasp its potential as a place to live for the next 100 years.

It argues that there are a number of similarities between Treherbert and other valley’s communities places. However Treherbert has unique characteristics that could hint at its future development that could bring economic self-sufficiency, shared prosperity and community cohesion.

Treherbert has something of a ‘do it yourself’ mentality born of relative geographic isolation. A vision to become Wales’ first ‘Forest Town’, the recently re-formed chamber of trade, and nearby developments including Zip World and the Rhondda Tunnel offer exciting opportunities

The report features exclusive images from local residents

Pages: 14

Format: PDF

Language: English

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