Rural Development Plan 2007 - 2013

The Rural Development Plan (RDP) 2007-2013 provided over £795 million in funding, including £195 million from the EU’s European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The RDP comprised funding from four separate funding streams:

Axis 1: Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry sectors and is administered by the Welsh Government

Axis 2: Improving and conserving our environment and countryside, via farmers and landowners and also administered by the Welsh Government

Axis 3: Improving the quality of life in rural areas and diversifying the rural economy

Axis 4: Developing the LEADER approach i.e. community involvement in improving and/or developing their communities

Local authorities were responsible for delivering Axis 3 and Axis 4 funding, and in 2007-2013 Torfaen had 7 eligible rural wards which benefitted from RDP funding:

  • Llanyrafon South
  • Llantarnam
  • Two Locks & Henllys
  • Cwmynyscoy
  • Wainfelin
  • Abersychan
  • Blaenavon

Map of Torfaen’s Rural Wards can be downloaded here.

Last Modified: 21/01/2022
For more information contact:

European Policy & External Funding

Tel: 01495 742143/742147 


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