RLC on Anglesey
RLC have been working with Isle of Anglesey County Council for nearly a year now to seek out and develop a series of new and exciting schemes on Anglesey which could be developed as part of their continuing programme to maximise the economic impact of Anglesey’s coastline. The project culminated last week in a series of public consultation events taking place on the island to introduce the potential schemes to the general public. The 6 possible schemes were presented to the public by means of a roadshow stopping off in a different place on the island each day. The 6 schemes presented included;
1. Public realm promenade improvements at Benllech.
2. A new pier on the Menai Strait.
3. An ‘access for all beach’ at Cemaes Bay.
4. Jetty refurbishment at the Gazelle Hotel.
5. A Menai Strait water shuttle service.
and perhaps most ambition and exciting….
6. The creation of an artificial dive reef off the coast of the island!
A seventh scheme, the development of a new centralised web based booking system for the many and varied activities available on Anglesey, is also being proposed. Together the schemes could represent a £4 million investment in the island’s economy.
RLC have been leading a small team made up of their own environmental designers and Gwynedd Consultancy, working closely with IACC officers, to identify and develop the schemes listed above. As well as producing outline project development proposals including initial economic impact assessments we are currently developing the schemes in sufficient detail that permissions to deliver them maybe sort if and when funding becomes available.
Around the same time as the consultation events were advertised by IACC the project made it into the local and nation press, see the below links!
The sketches represent the proposals at Benllech and Cemaes Bay and were used during the public consultation events.
As we work with IACC further and the potential schemes develop we hope to continue to update you on this exciting project!