A £20 million Levelling Up bid for the Vale of Clwyd, under the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund programme, has now been ‘locked in’, triggering the start of the assessment process.
The Vale of Clwyd bid forms two cohesive projects targeting Town Centre Regeneration and Environmental Regeneration and, if successful, can bring significant benefits, and impact positively on the area.
Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies has been working closely with Denbighshire County Council throughout the application process.
“If this bid is successful, it will bring many welcome changes to local communities.
“I believe the projects within the application will support economic recovery, through regeneration and growth.
"It is clear to me it is a local priority to restore a sense of pride to Rhyl town centre, as the bid proposes.
“The positive change this can bring can result in new opportunities and jobs for local people.
"I also very much welcome the plans for Denbigh, Prestatyn, Bodelwyddan, and Rhuddlan, which would make a difference to the everyday life of many in these towns – facilitating the success of local businesses, and encouraging active travel and well-being.
“There has been much hard work put in to formulating this bid and I extend my thanks to all involved.
“I very much hope the bid is successful and have ensured Ministers are well aware of its merits. We await the outcome this autumn.”
Vale of Clwyd bid projects:
Town Centre/Regeneration Projects:
* Rhyl Public Realm & Active Travel - Public realm (narrow carriageway and widen paths, granite setts or yorkstone paving, LED lighting, cycle parking, bollards, etc) and green infrastructure to Rhyl Town Centre.
* Rhyl Central Promenade Scheme - Re-connecting the town centre with the promenade and beach. A phased approach to public realm improvements incorporating a greener / natural public realm and unifying the leisure offer. Edward Henry Street to Bath Street.
* Rhyl Town Centre Gateway Scheme - Redevelopment of site opposite Apollo with a quality public realm scheme.
* Rhyl Queens Building external - Improve the impact of Queens building through phase 1 of enhanced external elements, incorporating hard landscape (eg resin bound gravel, recessed service covers), street furniture (eg cycle shelter, cycle stand, tree seating, retractable canopy, ground lighting), fencing and soft landscaping.
* Prestatyn Public Realm & Greening - Upgrades to the public realm, including native greening, on Prestatyn High Street.
* Denbigh Hospital - Part of a wider financial package to facilitate progression of the scheme, together with active travel work to connect the site with the town.
* Denbigh Buttermarket - Community Hub Repurpose a Grade II listed building to create a health, wellbeing and culture centre with a museum area and archives. Incorporating an area for work / training.
Environmental Regeneration Projects:
* Bodelwyddan Country Park Improvements - New woodland planting, trees and wildflower meadow. New access paths, car parking, toilets, ecological enhancements and landscaping. Upgrade play area and trench experience.
* Prestatyn Repurposed Nature Walk - Include upgrades to Dyserth Way and accessibility for all at Morfa, to compliment and connect to DCC's recent work in the wetland area. Improvements to the Prestatyn Dyserth Way (PDW) on the track bed for cycling and walking will link the PDW to the signal box and around the wetlands. Conversion of the signal box into a community café / facility. Link the viewing platforms on the wetlands with cycling/walking around the periphery of the wetlands. Improve the paths around the Morfa's.
* Rhuddlan Coed Y Brain Community Hub - Conversion of former children’s nursery into a community facility to provide toilets, kitchen and refreshments area and meeting room.