Project Skyline is a ground-breaking study looking at what would happen if local people were handed the means to shape their own environment. Working with three pilot valley communities, Treherbert, Ynysowen, and Caerau, along with NRW and the local authority the study looks at how to make this happen.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies hosted an event in Cardiff showcasing the Skyline work to Assembly Members and a large audience. Welsh Government First Minister Mark Drakeford also addressed the event, speaking enthusiastically about the potential for reconnecting valley communities to their surrounding landscape, and helping to restore the natural environment and biodiversity whilst delivering wider community benefits including local job creation.
The film below shows local residents taking about their experience of Skyline.
Following the event, Mr Irranca-Davies who is also Chair of the National Assembly for Wales Co-operative Group said: “It was a pleasure to host the ‘Project Skyline – How to Build a Valley’ event which has collaboration and community ownership at its heart. As the AM for Ogmore it’s great to know that Caerau has been part of the Skyline feasibility study .
For further information: Skyline is a feasibility study being run by The Green Valleys Community Interest Company (TGV CIC) who are a local social enterprise with experience of community woodland and energy projects. For more detail see: https://skyline.wales/