ANOTHER plan to tackle poverty in Rhyl and boost the economy has been unveiled.
Denbighshire Council has drawn up a ten-year plan which says the county's recently passed local development plan could help create 8,000 jobs.
The draft Economic & Community Ambition Strategy 2013 – 2023 is set to put in place the right infrastructure for growth, to support and connect businesses, maximise economic strengths and opportunities, promote the county and create vibrant towns and communities.
The report says: “Economic activity in Denbighshire generally is slightly above the North Wales level but below that of the UK as a whole.
“This masks pockets of significant economic inactivity and deprivation however, with areas of Rhyl and Upper Denbigh among the 10 per cent most deprived in Wales.
“Unemployment is most pronounced for younger residents, with 16 to 24 year olds worst affected.
“The recession has seen total numbers of jobs in Denbighshire fall sharply since 2008. The rate of decline has been steeper than the rest of North Wales.”
Cllr Hugh Evans, the council's leader and lead member for economic development, said: "Economic development has been highlighted as one of Denbighshire's top priorities.
"We have worked hard over the last 12 months to develop the Strategy and I am confident that the emerging priorities are the right ones for Denbighshire.
"Our ambition is that Denbighshire is a county with high levels of employment and good levels of income for residents in all of its towns and communities.
"I am looking forward now to getting things moving and starting to deliver against our Economic & Community Ambition."
The Rhyl Going Forward plan, which includes the West Rhyl Housing Improvement Project, a new £10 Aquatic Centre and the recently completed harbour bridge is already underway.
Rhyl Town Council has also drawn up a plan which aims to work towards ensuring a thriving community and town and includes plans to prevent the loss of retail units from Rhyl town centre and to campaign for the remodelling of the Children’s Village.
The plan is due to be put to members of Denbighshire's full council on Tuesday.