First steps towards Eastern Promenade’s facelift get underway
12:01pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
THE first steps towards the renovation of Barry Island’s Eastern Promenade will get underway this month when clearance works begin.
Contractors will start to clear the vegetation on the site from September 23 until October 5. This preparatory works will involve the cutting back of vegetation above the Eastern shelter and the promenade in readiness for the main improvement works.
Following advice from the Vale council’s ecologist, works to clear the site have been carefully timed to avoid the bird nesting season and also the reptile hibernation period to ensure wildlife are not disturbed by the clearance process.
Every effort will be made to ensure any disruption to walkers along the Nell’s Point footpath is kept to a minimum. Signs to advise the public of the works will also be displayed.
The Vale council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said: “The Barry Regeneration Board, Welsh Government and council are pleased to see the start to these much needed improvements which will transform the area over the next six months.”
Last month the Vale council submitted Planning and Listed Building applications for the regeneration of the Eastern promenade at Barry Island.
The proposals, which include the renovation of the Eastern Shelter new gardens and easier access to the promenade and eastern beach, will also include major works on the Eastern Promenade itself. The scheme follows the recent award of £3m regeneration funding from the Welsh Government.
More information on the regeneration proposals for Barry Island’s Eastern Promenade can be found on the Vale council website www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/easternpromenade