Ambitious proposals have been announced for a town park which would create over 100 jobs and make it a 'huge tourist attraction'.

The proposals for Wepre Park and Wepre Lane in Connah's Quay were revealed at a meeting of the town council, with ideas ranging from a water park to Go Ape facilities, which could put the town 'on the map'.

Spokesman Brad Commins told councillors about a joint partnership between Heronslea Group, British Land and 777developments and their plans for Wepre Park.

He said it would have been easy to ‘build houses and sell them’ but they wanted to do more for the community and ‘think outside the box'.

He told members that the ideas ‘spiralled’ and they came up with ideas for every generation - two 3G pitches, a new school, a club house with changing facilities, 400 free parking spaces and a shop retail unit which in total would bring in around 120 new jobs.

Craig Sullivan told members that the idea was in the early stages and they wanted to find out what local residents want to see.

He added: “We could bring Wepre what it needs and Connah’s Quay as a whole. We would start with housing, but we would give back.

“We would like to see Connah’s Quay on the map, it hasn’t had much in terms of regeneration.

“I don’t see why this can’t be better than Delamere. It’s a community project, tell us what you want.”

Councillors heard how around 200 affordable houses would be built in order to pay for the regeneration project, turning Wepre Park into a ‘huge tourist attraction’.

Cllr Bernie Attridge said: “I feel it’s a great idea. For myself, it’s looking at the bigger picture, as money is tight. Wepre Park is a jewel in the crown for Connah’s Quay, we are the envy. I would like to see community benefits and you speaking to residents.”

Cllr Andy Dunbobbin added: “I think it’s a welcome investment in Connah’s Quay especially regarding children’s education and the wellbeing of the community. I think it will make the community more tight and is a positive move forward.”

Concerns were raised over the type of housing, with Cllr Peter Davies asking whether it would include social housing for those with zero-hour contracts.

Mr Sullivan said they aim to ‘help people get on the ladder’.

Cllr Ian Dunbar said: “It looks exciting. We don’t want to lose any prospects there. At the moment you have got the backing of Connah’s Quay Town Council. All I ask is you give us these meetings every now and then.”

The council heard the proposals are in the very early stages but the developers vowed to keep engaging with the community.