HAFREN Dyfrdwy, the water company responsible for Lake Vyrnwy near Llanfyllin, has confirmed that charges for its visitor car parks will be introduced, but have not decided how much it will cost to park.

The company announced on Monday that a £1 million pound investment project had started and was expected to last four months, hoping to improve the visitor experience at the popular tourist site.

It said that as well as resurfacing roads around the lake, plus installation of electric vehicle charging points, it also planned to extend the main car park and with that, to add customer payment points.

However, a spokesman said that future parking charges for the site have yet-to-be agreed by the company, and will be announced at a later date.

They said: "Car park charges will be introduced to the visitor’s car park – this is to help reduce the impact on the community during peak times."

Currently, it is free to park at the site, with car parks spread around the shores of the lake alongside a main car park close to the dam.

Hafren Dyfrdwy said its £1 million improvement work will include double yellow lines which will be reduced in size and painted in a darker shade of yellow in-keeping with the heritage of the area.

Catherine Webb, from the company, said: “Visitors and people living nearby will notice increased activity when the work begins. We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise the disruption and complete the work as soon as possible.

"We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we get this major project done.”

A small number of temporary road closures and some traffic management will be in place at times throughout the project.