A VIDEO showing what the future could hold for a seaside town centre has been released along with a major consultation on its future.

The video shows how a tree-lined one-way system around the town centre of Colwyn Bay could herald a completely new and upgraded look for the town.

Conwy county council wants residents to take part in the six-week consultation about the plans, which form part of the Bay Life Masterplan.

The proposals aim to create an attractive town centre with a more people-friendly environment, according to the council.

The council’s deputy leader, Cllr Goronwy Edwards, cabinet member for economic development, said: “This is an opportunity to get involved and contribute your views to influence the next phase of the Bay Life Regeneration Programme, which is focused on reinvigorating Colwyn Bay town centre.

“We want to bring more people to the town centre and provide better economic opportunities for local businesses and people.

“I urge everyone to take part.”

The video takes the viewer on a journey down a tree-lined, one-way route on Abergele Road towards the town centre, with colourful cycle lanes, on-street parking and wide pavements.

Down Penrhyn Road to Prince’s Drive, a new car park and market hall is envisaged, before turning right the one-way system continues up Station Road.

The video also shows a Colwyn sign, like the one situated on the sea front, located in St Paul’s Square, which itself has had a makeover.

The plans are part of a bid to make Colwyn Bay a regional centre for business and leisure.

Four areas are earmarked – Parc Eirias, the waterfront, the town centre and the housing renewal area.

Plans were recently revealed for another tranche of housing renewal on Abergele Road, which will increase the standard of homes in the area, specifically those on the rental market.

A masterplan for Colwyn Bay was originally published in 2010. Since then, Colwyn Bay has seen investment and many changes including: coastal defences, improving the promenade, developing Eirias Events centre, building new council offices at Coed Pella, the refurbishment of Theatr Colwyn and demolishing the old derelict Market Hall.

Updated proposals for the town centre aim to:

  • Develop an environment that will encourage inward investment
  • Increase footfall
  • Provide better economic opportunities for local businesses and people

The proposals will include creating an 'attractive, distinctive town centre that people will want to spend time in - to work, shop, spend their leisure time'; create greener and better spaces; provide quality car parking close to the town centre and reduce the impact of concentrated traffic.

For more information and to submit your views visit: conwy.gov.uk/baylife