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Regeneration plan for Rhyl
Rhyl town centre
The plan to boost the town's fortunes is under consideration
A multimillion-pound regeneration plan of one of the most deprived towns in Wales has been proposed.

Ten projects costing 57m to transform the prosperity of Rhyl are being considered by the Welsh assembly.

Known as Rhyl Going Forward, the plan details various schemes of improvement in the town.

It is hoped that the scheme will boost the wealth of the area and improve existing community and business facilities in the town.

Ten projects covering a wide range of activities in Rhyl are under consideration.

It includes cleaning up the town as well as the creation of amenity space within west Rhyl.

With Wales' most deprived ward, it is essential that action be taken to help Rhyl
Iwan Prys Jones, Denbighshire Council

Other plans include the improvement of the environment in south west Rhyl, securing the future of Rhyl College, introducing significant employment initiatives as well as providing better health facilities.

The scheme was developed after the economic development minister for the Welsh assembly Andrew Davies AM visited the town.

"Andrew Davies' invitation has produced a clear and focused partnership to help regenerate Rhyl," said Iwan Prys Jones from Denbighshire Council who headed the partnership which drew up the proposals.

"With Wales' most deprived ward, it is essential that action be taken to help Rhyl and the report spells out in detail what needs to be done to provide conditions for businesses to thrive in Rhyl and for the community to flourish."

The project is supported by Ann Jones, Vale of Clwyd AM.

"Our town has clear and identified needs which require a significant investment of resources," she said.

"The report sets out clearly the reasons for fresh investment and identifies equally clearly ten strategic projects which together will make a significant difference to Rhyl," she added.

The improvement strategy will be scrutinised by the Welsh assembly before any decision is made on the plans.




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