The company that has been working with Denbighshire Leisure and Lindstrand Technologies to develop Rhyl Skyflyer, which was granted planning permission this week, could be “instrumental in restoring the seaside town” Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies has said.
The Skyflyer, which will take riders into the air on board a gondola set on a 15m platform, and be situated on the former Sun Centre site in Rhyl, received planning approval from Denbighshire’s Planning Committee on Wednesday (September 8th).
James believes the attraction will be good for the town and help draw in visitors from all over the country.
“Like many seaside towns, Rhyl has sadly lost a good number of its attractions over the years. If we are to have the best chance of returning it to its former glory then we need to ensure that there are quality, exciting attractions that will encourage people to travel here to visit.
“When the original Sun Centre opened, it really put Rhyl on the map and the plans that Sean Taylor (owner and founder of Zip World, who are behind the Skyflyer) has revealed to me for the town, could prove to be just as successful. The Skyflyer is just Phase 1 of their proposals.
“Zip World has a successful track record in providing attractions that people across North Wales, and indeed throughout the UK, are extremely keen to try out and I am confident that the attractions they have planned for Rhyl will be instrumental in restoring of the town.
“I appreciate some local concerns over the development, but it should be reassuring that approval for the Skyflyer is subject to a range of planning conditions to control the impacts on visual amenity, residential amenity and ecology.”