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North Wales coast

The North Wales Coast programme covered the areas of Prestatyn to Mochdre, home to 100,000 people.

The North Wales Coast was designated a Regeneration Area in October 2008, the third in Wales and ended March 2014. The Welsh Government invested £39m into this region.

It extended from Prestatyn in the east to Mochdre in the west, home to roughly 100,000 people. It covered mainly coastal communities linked by the A55 trunk route, the A547 coastal road and the north Wales mainline railway.

The North Wales Coast Strategic Regeneration Area programme focused on six themes:

  • space for living
  • health and well being
  • community cohesion
  • education and skills
  • environment and transport
  • diverse and sustainable economy.

The Strategic Regeneration Area included 15 miles of coast, from Rhos-on-Sea to Prestatyn and stretching inland to Rhuddlan and St Asaph. The focus of this strategy was the coastal strip.

It included:

  • tackling the issues that are deterring visitors
  • identifying opportunities to revitalize the area and develop new activity
  • development of infrastructure and projects which will encourage private sector investment
  • improving the area for the local community to make it a more pleasant place to visit.

Our new regeneration framework Vibrant and Viable Places is now in operation.