Work to secure Denbigh's North Wales Hospital site has been welcomed.

Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane visited the Grade II listed building on Friday and saw for himself the installation of metal fencing.

The politician tweeted: "Good to see work taking place to secure the former North Wales Hospital site in #Denbigh by Jones Bros of Ruthin & Gap Security."

In April, Denbighshire firm Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK - in partnership with the North Wales Building Preservation Trust - were selected by Denbighshire County Council to take ownership of the site, once the CPO process was completed.

Jones Bros is proposing a predominantly housing led redevelopment on the site.

The Former North Wales Hospital - the main building being a Grade II listed building - was built in 1844-8 was extended in the 1860s and again in the 20th century and by 1956 there were 1500 patients.

The Health Authority announced closure in 1987 and the last patient left in 1995.

Since then, the abandoned site has fallen into a serious state of disrepair and suffered further damage through a series of fires.