Rhyl's multi-million pound project progressing


Matt Jones

WORK is progressing on Rhyl's multi-million pound harbour re-development.

The central structure for the 80 metres cycle and foot bridge which will span the town's iconic harbour and form a central part of the £9.9m development.

Work forms part of a strategic vision for the regeneration of the North Wales coast and more specifically for the Rhyl and Kinmel Bay area.

The bridge is partially funded through the Big Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, the Welsh Government and Denbighshire Council.

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire, , said: “This project which is a fundamental part of the journey which Rhyl is taking towards a more prosperous future."

New quay walls, a public square and a quayside building will create a hub for the harbour, the surrounding dunes and beach areas.

Other facilities will include a café, public toilets, a meeting room, and an office for the harbour estate.

The project has made available a good supply of sand that will be used to re profile part of the dunes and to increase their overall area.

An additional two dune ridges will be constructed and to prevent this sand from blowing away it will be covered with biodegradable Hessian material and then planted with marram grass.

A spokesman for Denbighshire Council said: "The central structure for the bridge is now in place and work is progressing well."

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