Denbighshire County Council is moving forward with the next phase of four major projects, costing £20m, bringing better services for local people, building two new schools, and creating a regional centre of excellence in the arts.
At a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday, members agreed to proceed with plans for the new Tir Morfa special school in Rhyl, with building a new Primary School in Prestatyn, subject to Welsh Assembly approval, and to invite tenders for the Scala Arts Centre project in Prestatyn and for the project to transform Ruthin Craft Centre in to a world centre for applied arts. The projects have already attracted grant funding from the Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council for Wales.
In addition it has also been agreed to allocate £25,000 for work necessary in preparing the next stage of for Lottery Funding for the Helicon proposal to redevelop the site of the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen.
Cllr Paul Marfleet, Lead Member for Finance said:
“Each of these projects involves a major commitment by the council in terms of capital spending. As a council we are fully committed to investing in the future and working with partner organisations to secure funding for these projects.
“The new Tir Morfa special school will be an excellent facility and the proposal for Ruthin Craft Centre will develop the site on a world class scale.
“The new primary school in Prestatyn is a priority which we are fully committed to and ready to proceed with, subject to Welsh Assembly ministerial approval, and the Scala Arts Centre project plays a pivotal role in the regeneration of the town.”
“This is a very exciting time and it is excellent that these projects have already generated interest and support from funding bodies. We can now move to the next stage although no work will begin until full funding has been allocated backed up by a robust project plan for each of the developments.”
Source: Denbighshire County Council Press Release 25.05.06