PLANS are being made to improve signage at a World Heritage Site (WHS).

A planning application has been lodged with Wrexham Council by the Canal and River Trust seeking to signpost the new car park at the Trevor Basin.

The location receives a high number of visitors due to water-based activities on the Llangollen Canal and use of the canal towpath and surrounding land.

A design and access statement submitted with the application states: “An ‘orientation’ panel sign is proposed in the new car park which is suitably located adjacent to the pedestrian gate leading to the basin and aqueduct.

“The proposed new sign is to improve visitor information upon arrival to the WHS.

“It consists of a WHS map, identifying key gateways to the WHS and a ‘you are here’ marker.”

The new car park at the Trevor Basin was given planning permission in December 2017, and it also serves the grade 1 listed Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

The design and access statement adds: “Signage improvement are a direct response to upgrading the quality of this important destination and the visitor experience here. In the wider context, as Trevor Basin and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct are such a popular destination there are high visitor numbers for tourism, leisure and recreational purposes across water-based activities and use of the surrounding land.”