Dee Valley

The fabulous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site is on the next agenda of our Executive Board.

Members are asked to approve the Trevor Basin Technical Masterplan which could see the better visitor facilities, including parking, as well as improving the access to the World Heritage site and a better visitor experience.

The Council, the Canal & River Trust and Solutia UK Ltd have all worked together to look at all the land that surrounds the Trevor basin and classify key areas for development over the next 10 to 15 years.

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The Masterplan identifies land for mixed use development, a woodland activity and education centre, rewilding the former manufacturing area of the site, car parking and welcome centre, a glamping/camping site, a treetop walk “Telfords Treetops” and the creation of a new footpath along the former railway viaduct, improvements to the Trevor Basin area and creation of a Dee River walk which would include a new bridge.

The Masterplan, if approved, can be a catalyst for the area around the Trevor basin stimulate ideas and activities in the neighbouring settlements, local communities and in the wider economy by creating economic, social and cultural benefits.

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said, “The Masterplan brings together proposals for the whole area rather than concentrating on individual parcels of land. If approved it will be hugely important to the future management of the site and I would like to thank everyone involved in bringing it together.”

You can take a look at the Masterplan here.

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