Local News & Archive — December 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm — Updated: December 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

Planning decision due on Rhyl ‘hospitality zone’

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A decision is expected next week on another stage of Rhyl’s £30 million waterfront revamp.

Councillors will vote on whether to give planning permission for a new events and exhibition centre and a 73 bedroom hotel next to the Pavilion Theatre on East Parade. The plans, which have been recommended for approval, could create up to 91 new full-time jobs.

Developers Neptune have also submitted outline proposals to replace the now demolished Sun Centre, which also includes refurbishing the Pavilion and creating two new family restaurants. The ‘Hospitality Zone’ will also include new car and coach parking – while the retail kiosk and the kite surf centre will be retained.

A report by planning officers at Denbighshire County Council said the next stage of the revamp was ”worthy of support”: ”It is considered that the development offers the potential to make a significant contribution to the regeneration and upgrade of a prominent area in Rhyl, and would assist as a catalyst for future regeneration and subsequent developments in the Rhyl coastal facilities masterplan area.”

£4.5 million of funding for the regeneration scheme was approved by councillors in September – including a £3.5 million grant from the Welsh Government.

The committee meets at County Hall in Ruthin next Wednesday morning.

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