New pictures have been shared showing the latest plans for £300 million Welsh resort Rhydycar West. If successful the plans would see a "word-class leisure resort" come to Merthyr Tydfil including a ski slope and tropical water park.

The scheme also features the UK’s largest and longest indoor snow centre and an indoor and outdoor adventure centre with accommodation including woodland lodges, as well as a resort hotel with sport, family and luxury spa wings and conferencing facilities.

The hope is that the project will create around 1,500 jobs in the construction phase, and around 800 jobs once up and running. New CGI images released on Tuesday show how developers hope the attraction will look, with the impressive resort set just back from the A470 near Rhydycar Roundabout. For the latest Merthyr Tydfil news, sign up to our newsletter here

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Marvel Ltd owns the land and the plan is that the Rhydycar West project will contribute around £38.1 million in a year to the economy. Those behind the scheme said the aim is to “provide a unique and unparalleled experience for visitors of all ages, making Rhydycar West a must-visit ‘all year round’ destination for both local and international tourists.” We previouslyspoke to residents in Merthyr to see what they think about the plans, here's what they said.

Plans were officially submitted to Merthyr Tydfil council in March 2023, with an update anticipated after Christmas. However, delays have so far seen the scheme remain at the planning stage. In an update on Tuesday developers said work is still in progress and nearing completion.

CGI image of Rhydycar West in green near the A470
Plans have faced delays but they are still progressing
CGI image of Rhydycar West in green near the A470
Developers hope the planning process to conclude as soon as possible

A spokesman for the project said: "We appreciate the opportunity to provide an update on the Rhydycar West project. We have been and continue to work closely with Merthyr council and other stakeholders in connection with the planning application. Over the past months, this has involved responding to requests for additional information and preparing further reports and surveys which has encompassed ongoing collaboration with the council and National stakeholders. We have prepared and provided various additional documentation. Further work is in progress and nearing completion.

"Our team is aware of the considerable anticipation and excitement surrounding the Rhydycar West project, a sentiment we wholeheartedly share. We are also very much looking forward to concluding the planning process as soon as possible."