Consultation launched on proposals for Llangollen town centre

Denbighshire County Council has launched a three-week consultation on major proposals for Llangollen town centre.

The Llangollen 2020 Castle Street Improvement scheme has been created with input from the community and looks to improve Castle Street and some adjacent streets in Llangollen.

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.

Cllr Brian Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “For the past three years the Council has been working closely with the Llangollen 2020 group to develop these proposals.

“We want as many members of the community to have their say on the latest plans for the project

“Funding is in place to deliver the scheme in the autumn and winter of 2021-22. However, no final decision has yet been taken by the Council on whether to proceed with the scheme as this will be dependent upon the outcome of the consultation with any final decision on the scheme being made by the Council’s Cabinet.

“We are also aware of concerns raised regarding the acacia tree located near the Town Hall. The current situation is that the condition of the tree is still being assessed by tree experts and no decisions have yet been made about its future.”

The three-week consultation exercise launches today (Tuesday, June 15) and 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 https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/project/600. 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.