Over 750 residents have their say on Rhyl Town Centre at public exhibition

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Residents have their say on Rhyl at public exhibition

Hundreds of people have had their say on a vision for the future of Rhyl.

More than 750 people attended a public exhibition at the former Granite Outdoors shop between April 4 and 6 on Rhyl Town Centre Masterplan to have their say on a range of issues, including improvements to traffic and public realm, as well as plans for the Queen’s Market, retail and residential accommodation.

Last year, Denbighshire County Council spoke to more than 1,500 people including local businesses, residents and visitors to Rhyl to find out what they thought about the town and what changes they’d like to see.

Since then the Council has initiated a number of projects to address concerns including the purchase of key buildings in the town centre to develop them for mixed use and to support smaller businesses to get off the ground, including the former Granite Outdoors shop, the former Next shop, and the Queen’s Market.

The Council is also working with owners/occupiers of town centre properties to improve buildings which have fallen into disrepair through neglect, or which have simply been allowed to become untidy.

Leader of Denbighshire, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to get involved with the public exhibition.

“There has been a lot of positive feedback about the work ongoing in Rhyl and the future plans for the town.

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“We have already addressed a number of issues raised at the last consultation and we want local residents and community groups to be part of the whole process. Local involvement is key to the success of the future of Rhyl town centre.

“We want to introduce changes that people want and would use in future. Residents can already see the work that has taken place on the waterfront and the focus is now on the town centre.”

Members of the public will have further opportunities to have their say on the developing plans for Rhyl.

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