Llandudno Pier Plans Cause Controversy

13/12/2017

Controversial plans to build a block of apartments and a restaurant on the old pavilion pier site in Llandudno will be discussed this afternoon. The proposal to build 49 apartments, a restaurant and an underground carpark has been called “high quality” by the council’s planning officer, and it is recommended for approval.

However, Adam Williams, managing director of Tir Prince Leisure Group which owns Llandudno Pier says that the town is largely against the plans. He said urgent repairs would not go ahead on the 140-year-old pier while current plans to develop the site were in place.

“There are many good reasons to oppose the pavilion planning application, but the biggest one is undoubtedly the potentially catastrophic impact it would have if the pier is forced to close,” Mr Williams said.

The original pavilion pier theatre was destroyed by fire in 1994 and the site has been derelict ever since. Llandudno Pier has been visited by over six million people in 2017 and there are concerns tourism will be damaged by the development and the potential closure of the pier.

 

 

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