The Flintshire Coast is Wales’ most north-easterly waterfront, facing the Dee Estuary. The area is rich in wildlife and historical interest, including Flint Castle dating back to King Edward I in 1277AD.
TEP prepared a Coast Park Prospectus on behalf of Flintshire Council. The prospectus is an aspirational document, with a vision to enhance tourist, recreational and cultural activity; improve gateways, and revitalise the docks.
The Prospectus envisages “hubs” at Talacre, Greenfield, Bagillt, Flint, Connah’s Quay and Deeside. Each hub is distinctive and will be a focus for investment. For example, the Deeside Northern Gateway foresees the enhancement of the Dee riverside with better links to a 165 hectare employment/residential mixed use development.
The popular Wales Coast Path provides a common thread linking the six hubs and providing walkers and visitors with a flavour of the Flintshire Coast.
The Prospectus was recently adopted by Flintshire Council’s Cabinet. It has been written to attract the support of other Councillors, landowners, local businesses, community groups, sponsors and funders.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader, said: “We are extremely proud of Flintshire’s rich and diverse coastline. Establishing a framework for a Flintshire Coast Park ensures that we have a joined-up approach to looking after our coastal environment and that our coastline retains its excellent reputation as a destination for tourism and recreational activities.” To read more about TEP’s work, click here
Photo credit – Flintshire Council