Conwy Council is set to see the establishment of a new board to oversee some of the county’s biggest projects.

The Conwy Opportunities Board will go before members of the county’s finance committee for approval when it meets on Monday.

The changes will replace the previous modernisation board that had run an eye over projects like the development of Venue Cymru, Parc Eirias and the new council offices at Coed Pella.

Conwy’s leader, Cllr Sam Rowlands, welcomed the changes.

He said: “The closure of the modernisation programme has realised some excellent benefits for the authority. However our drive for efficiencies and

improvement cannot end here, and this proposal will provide a sound

platform for us to push for further innovation, and to continue with our

vision to be a progressive county creating opportunities.”

The council felt there was a need to set up a new board as the modernisation programme had been completed and a 2017 staff survey found that reduction in staff opinion that ideas for improving customer service are encouraged and contributions are listened to and make a difference.

A report to councillors said: “The establishment of the Conwy Opportunities Board will have a positive impact on service delivery. Business as usual will be maintained and the board will ensure that any programmes and projects that are running alongside are the ‘right’ mix of change initiatives to support the realisation of the council’s strategic direction.

“The board will take into consideration the affordability, risk, resource capacity and ability to absorb change when initiating any new programmes or projects and review them regularly to consider progress, cost, risk, benefits and their strategic contribution.”