A MASTERPLAN is set to be drawn up which could help to regenerate the main gateway into Wrexham.

Wrexham Council is looking to commission a feasibility study to examine development opportunities along the Mold Road corridor.

It includes looking at potential improvements to the Glyndwr University campus, the Racecourse Ground and Wrexham General train station.

The university has already announced £60 million plans to revitalise its main base, while the station has been earmarked as a key transport hub by the Welsh Government.

Wrexham AFC also has long-held ambitions to redevelop the famous Kop end of its stadium.

The Welsh Government has now announced funding for a blueprint to be drawn up and the local authority’s chief executive believes it will be significant for the town’s future.

Ian Bancroft said: “That’s a really important site for us.

“The work around the university, the football stadium and the transport hub is on a key entrance into the town.

“What we should have then is an agreed spacial approach for how we look at the station in the future, the football ground and the university and how that looks together.

“It’s really key that we get upstream of those things rather than a developer coming in with a planning application, so that we’re clear about the type of development that would work in that area.

“It also links into the announcement in terms of the Assembly considering the National Museum for Football being in Wrexham.”

A tender notice has been published on the Sell2Wales website, asking for a company to come forward to create the masterplan.

The closing date is this week and the most suitable bidder will then be considered by the council.

Council leader Mark Pritchard said he was delighted the plan was moving forward.

He said: “I’m pleased that we’re working alongside the Welsh Government and key players within this area, such as the university, Wrexham Football Club and other partners to improve the gateway into Wrexham.

“It’s good news for Wrexham and another area that we’re looking to improve and work in true partnership.

“We are very aspirational in Wrexham that we want to take the town forward, so long may it continue and I’m pleased that the Welsh Government are working alongside us in this area.”