WORK has finally got underway to clear Rhyl's vacant Ocean Plaza site today (Monday).
Scarborough Development Group has started remedial work on the hoarding at the former funfair site which is set to last two weeks.
They will replace missing sections of the hoarding, replace or repair loose sections, redecorate the entire hoarding and reduce the height of the waste so it is not visible over the hoarding.
Vale of Clwyd AM, Ann Jones said: "This is long overdue and it’s truly incredible that it has taken this long for work to commence. Residents who have had to deal with this eyesore every day, will hopefully now have a better outlook.
“This is a short term fix and I will continue to work with the council to find a long-term solution to this very prestigious site.
“We cannot afford developments like the new harbour bridge to be blighted by inaction on the former fairground site."
Last September the developers unveiled plans for 350 jobs to be created as part of a £55 million mixed-use scheme to include a supermarket, hotel, pub, residential units and landscaping.
Representatives from the Manchester-based group took charge of the project three years ago after original developers Modus Properties Limited went into administration.
No application for the new plans have been submitted and at the June meeting Scarborough was given a two-year extension on the original plans for the site which they said would "keep it alive” until new plans were submitted.