A STROLL along the prom in Pendine is coming a step nearer after the go-ahead has been given for a £210,000 project.

The scheme to provide a tourism boost by developing the western promenade has attracted £88,000 of funding from the Welsh Assembly’s Green Seas programme.

It will see the creation of the first phase of a continuous promenade route from its border with the Ministry Of Defence land in the east to Dolwen Point in the west.

Carmarthenshire County Council will provide an attractive area that enhances links between public spaces, commercial businesses and the coast.

It will also feature new paving, signs and seating, a circular feature/performance space; grass and landscaped areas; co-ordinated street furniture including bins; and disabled car parking spaces.

Said Councillor Clive Scourfield, the council’s executive board member for regeneration and leisure: “The aim is to realise Pendine’s potential as a high quality, all-year-round tourism resort. This will provide a significant boost to community pride and the economy.

“It is envisaged that this project, combined with the improvements undertaken on an environmental enhancement scheme and further works which have commenced to improve the gateway into Pendine from Llanmiloe, will as a catalyst for further public, voluntary and private sector investment along the seafront.”