Newtown's High Street is set to see "dramatic" changes this summer as part of plans to revamp the town centre.

The Growing Newtown project will see alterations to the High Street and Severn Square to make the town greener.

Plans include raising the sloping pavement in High Street to create a flatter area for street markets, café area and pop-up events.

An announcement on other changes for the High Street that are not part of the Growing Newtown scheme is expected to be announced and worked on soon, Newtown Mayor David Selby told councillors on Thursday, April 1.

He said: "High Street is the major part of the scheme and it is more complex.

"There are detailed design works being drawn out which will then go out to tender in the next couple of weeks. It is hoped that we will have something in progress.

"I'm pleased that in the summer we will see a dramatic alteration to the look of the High Street. It should be a good achievement."

Other Growing Newtown projects include a 'rain garden' outside Iceland supermarket at the junction between Back Lane and High Street. Work is expected to start after Easter.

Cllr Selby added: "The Iceland flowerbed has been talked about ever since I have been on the Town Council.

"It will be wonderful to see something happen to tidy up that rather untidy corner of the entrance to out town centre."

Growing Newtown is a collaboration between Powys County Council and Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council. In November, a consultation was launched to capture the views of Newtown’s residents and town centre business owners.