Preparations are underway to create a new country park on an historic Denbighshire parkland.

Denbighshire County Council has agreed planning permission for the creation of a country park on woodland and parkland next to Bodelwyddan Castle.

Work to address the condition of the parkland began in 2022 and now this project has received £900,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to allow the plans to be put into action.

The historic park area will undergo renovation work to reopen the mixture of park lands, woods and orchards to the public once again.

A redeveloped 73 space car park alongside the construction of new paths will take place to support repeat visits to the site by local residents and visitors alongside the introduction of increased biodiversity on the land through wildflower meadows.

The main project work is set to begin on site this summer.

Emlyn Jones, Head of Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services, said: “We are really pleased to be in a position to start work to unlock this fantastic area to the public once more to support their physical and mental wellbeing by visiting such rich variety of park parkland.

“This project will give local residents and visitors a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, enjoying quality facilities, the natural environment, the history and far reaching views across the landscape surrounding the grounds.”