£500k Pendine Promenade boost plans move step closer to completion

September 14, 2012

Plans have been released for the second and third phase of a £500,000 promenade improvement scheme in Pendine.

Phase 1A of the project has been completed after work began in May, with work on phase 1B of the project due to begin in October.

Pendine Promenade’s improvement project first phase has been completed — with plans for phases two and three now released

The scheme includes a new promenade along the waterfront which would link in with the Wales Coastal Path and other visitor destinations in the village. It also includes new public open spaces.

The scheme will be developed in three phases, and is aimed at enhancing the seaside community.

Chairman councillor Simon Morris, said: “I think it’s great news that the funding has been secured for phases two and three.”

Carmarthenshire Council has secured grant funding for the project, through the Green Seas Beach Improvement Programme which forms part of “Visit Wales” Environment for Growth (EG4) Coastal Tourism Project, part-funded by the Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

The authority is driving forward the works in a bid to put the town on the tourist destination map, increase visitor numbers and extend the tourist season.