WORK on demolishing a former post office, which was built in the 1960s, is due to begin next week.

A new short-stay car park, which will be pay and display, is being proposed for the site at the junction of Wellington Road and Water Street in Rhyl.

The parking area will have 36 vehicle spaces as well as designated areas for blue badge holders.

The car park will provide “convenient” and “accessible” public car parking for people visiting shops and businesses.

A planning application will be submitted shortly and, subject to planning approval, the new short-stay car park will be completed and available for use later this year.

The parking facility is being funded through a Welsh Government town centre loan.

Denbighshire County Council lodged an application to knock down the old post office after no “realistic enquiries” were made for the building, following the facility's move to the high street.

Charges will apply at the car park during the daytime, in line with other town centre short stay car parks, but with free parking in the evenings.