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Denbighshire’s cabinet to discuss Rhyl’s £20m funding

Denbighshire County Council

DENBIGHSHIRE’S cabinet will meet next week to discuss a £20m vision for Rhyl and a new town board.

The UK Government’s Long-Term Plan for Towns Initiative has seen Denbighshire receive £20m from the Levelling-Up Fund.

As part of the finance deal, the council must appoint a chair of a new board, meaning cabinet will need to give the decision its backing.

The board will then bring together community leaders, employers, the council, as well as the local MP to oversee and deliver the 10-year vision and three-year delivery plan, deciding how the money will be spent.

Denbighshire has until June 1 to invite the chair.

In September 2023, the UK Government launched the Long-Term Plan for Towns initiative as part of its levelling up programme.

On 6 March 2024, it was announced that Rhyl would receive £20m as one of the second tranche of towns included in the initiative.

Once appointed, Denbighshire will work with the chair to confirm membership of the town board, using the parameters provided by UK Government.

The 10-year vision for the town must be based on the priorities of local people, setting out the town’s vision and priorities for investment, and regeneration.

The vision must incorporate the themes of safety and security; high streets, heritage and regeneration; as well as transport and connectivity.

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The cabinet will debate the plans on Tuesday.

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