PLANS have been put lodged for a new reception, local produce shop and cafe.

Gwion and Sara Evans have put submitted the proposals, earmarked for Llanbenwch Caravan Park, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd in Ruthin, to Denbighshire County Council.

Mr and Mrs Evans say Llanbenwch Caravan Park opened last April to restart the family business, which first commenced 50 years ago.

In a Planning Support Statement, to the council's planning department, the couple say: "At the present time we do not have a reception area for visitors to attend on arrival, this is proving very difficult.

"We would like to develop Llanbenwch to make the visitor experience even better and attract more visitors to the beautiful Vale, therefore we would like to apply for planning permission for a reception area / shop.

"We would also like to create a small convenience shop on site where we would sell local produce, such as ice cream, bread, milk, fruit and veg and items from the local butchers. This would help us and other local businesses considerably.

"We would also like to have a small Welsh tea room where visitors could try the local produce and then have the option to buy them in the shop to take home for their family and friends.

"From the tea rooms we would like to offer our campers special evenings i.e. pizza nights, puddings nights, welsh afternoon teas, local produce evenings this list is endless.

"Cooking runs in the family here at Llanbenwch and our daughters have a big interest in it, it would be lovely for them to become part of this business and be able to cook and serve their own food to the visitors.

"We hope you see this application as a huge advantage to help us develop Llanbenwch caravan park for visitors, as well as supporting other local businesses.

"We feel strongly that if we all work together and support each other as businesses we will recover from this pandemic and the Vale of Clwyd will become an even stronger tourist attraction."