WORK to transform a Rhyl eyesore into a community hotspot will begin within weeks.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds will help revive the Cut, which has been used as a dumping ground for years.
Garry Davies, Countryside Officer for Denbighshire County Council, said: “The work will commence in late January.
“We would like to thank all of our partners and the funding organisations which include WREN and the Welsh Government who are especially keen on the proposal.
“A special mention also to Scottish Power who carried out work in relocating a high power electricity cable which was located in the proposed excavation area.
“This was a major obstacle and which had to be overcome before we could even consider the project. Excellent community support has also been in place from the very beginning, and this is absolutely essential if the benefits from the project are to be sustained well into the future.”
Mr Davies, added that the ground conditions and other considerations in the area will make this a very challenging project.
In August, the Journal reported around £170,000 will be pumped into the Rhyl
Cut to create a new Community Green Open Space, which will consist of an access route for walkers and cyclists, and will also create a community fishery on the land.
Chair of Denbighshire Council, Councillor Jeanette Chamberlain-Jones, said:
“Speaking on behalf of the town, hopefully this scheme can be carried on throughout Rhyl.
“The plans look absolutely lovely - It will also really enhance the area.”
Cllr Chamberlain-Jones added: “In light of the recent floods, it is also important for the residents of Rhyl, to keep the Cut clear and open.”
About 40,000 tons of material, which will be excavated from the Cut, will be recycled to help construct a Mountain Bike Track at Glan Morfa, near Marsh Road.