A BLUEPRINT for the future of the Lansbury Park estate in Caerphilly has been unveiled.

A study commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council, has been developed over the past few months to 'transform the fortunes' of the area, the local authority has said.

Called the ‘Deep Place Plan’, the resulting initiative sets out a range of recommendations to help tackle some of the key issues identified as part of the study, including securing funding for a range of active play facilities across the estate and a multi-agency strategy to improve educational attainment.

The document has also been endorsed by the Caerphilly Public Services Board, which includes key partners such as the police.

Christina Harrhy, the council’s corporate director for communities said: “The council has pledged to do all it can to transform the fortunes of Lansbury Park and this comprehensive plan will provide a clear framework to deliver change and improvement.

"As part of this process, we want to work closely with the community to shape a positive future for everyone living on the estate”.

Report co-author Dr Mark Lang said: “The Deep Place Study will help trigger a strategic response, involving the council and other members of the Public Services Board, the private and third sectors and the community, to tackle the issues affecting the estate and identify opportunities for positive change.

"It is clear there is a real determination to deliver improvement and this innovative approach will focus on economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects of the community.

“I’m confident that the council and its partners can bring about positive change, and that there is a commitment to deliver the key recommendations in the report.”

Work is already being done to bring about change on Lansbury Park, including housing improvements totalling £10million.

This will see internal and external improvements to hundreds of council homes across the estate.

Around £500,000 will also be allocated to deliver a range of environmental improvements to link with the housing works.

Further involvement will take place with the local community as the various recommendations contained within the plan are refined and implemented, the council added.