Simon Baynes MP encourages Llangollen residents to have their say on major proposals for the town centre

Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, is encouraging Llangollen residents to have their say as part of Denbighshire County Council’s three-week consultation on major proposals for Llangollen town centre.

The proposals are intended to improve the public realm along Castle Street by replacing the existing kerbs and footway paving with high-quality materials. It will also see the removal of on-street parking from Castle Street and from the Abbey Road/Castle Street junction to enable the adjacent pavements to be widened and reduce parking-related congestion on Castle Street.

Other proposals include introducing a number of pedestrian dropped kerbs along Castle Street and to reduce traffic speeds by raising the road surface at some side road junctions as well as providing two loading bays for businesses on Castle Street, together with two disabled parking spaces near to Castle Street.

It is also proposed to make Market Street one-way in a westerly direction between Castle Street and East Street and introduce a loading bay on the south side of Market Street where the temporary loading bay is currently located. The Castle Street improvement is part of a phased-approach to improve parking and to improve walking and cycling routes in the town.

Members of the public can have their say on the plans online and at a public exhibition which will be held on Castle Street near to the Town Hall between Monday, 21 June and Friday, 25 June, 2021. The exhibition will be open between 10am and 4pm daily, except for Wednesday, 23 June when it will be open from 10am until 7pm.

The three-week consultation exercise will close on July 6.

The Council will visit Castle Street businesses during week commencing June 21 to give them the opportunity to discuss the proposals with officers.

You can have your say on the plans at Paper copies of the online questionnaire will be available at the public exhibition and can also be requested by contacting the Council on 01824 706000. Copies of the plans will also be on display in the windows between the Royal Hotel and Fouzi’s at the Bridge Street/Castle Street junction for the duration of the 3 week consultation.

Simon Baynes MP said:

“We all want to see our communities thrive, especially as residents and businesses in Llangollen have struggled with restrictions over the last year. But we need to make sure we get these proposals right, and that residents and business owners are happy with them. This is the chance to have your voice heard and to feed back to Denbighshire Council and have your say.”