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Flintshire Coast Park

Published: 16/01/2015

A strategy and prospectus for a Flintshire Coast Park is due to be approved at Cabinet on Tuesday (20 January). The Wales Coast Path has led to an increased interest in accessing the Flintshire coastline, with various local groups and initiatives wanting to further develop areas and asking for Council support to access grant funding. The Council has now developed a framework strategy for a Flintshire Coast Park, which will link Flintshire’s coastal developments. The strategy also provides a reference point for those wishing to access funding opportunities. A prospectus has been produced which features six hubs along Flintshire’s distinctive coastline – at the Northern Gateway, Connah’s Quay Dock, Flint Waterfront, Bagillt Inlet and Bettisfield Hill, Greenfield, and Talacre - where people will be able to access and enjoy the Wales Coast Path and the cycle path. The document also sets out the Flintshire Coast Park’s priorities, which include enhancing tourist, recreational and cultural activity; improving gateways, and revitalising the docks. It details a vision for the Flintshire Coast Park in 2034 , envisaging a high quality and accessible environment with a thriving tourism and recreation provision and a celebrated cultural heritage. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, 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.” A copy of the draft prospectus can be found in the Cabinet agenda on the Council website, www.flintshire.gov.uk


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