Applications to dismantle Colwyn Bay pier due to be considered

Reporter:

Annie Roberts

The applications to dismantle Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier will be considered by Conwy Council planners this week.

The planning and listed building consent applications request permission to dismantle the Victoria Pier and redevelop a truncated pier.

The applications also identify the need to record and store elements of heritage and/or structural value in a safe place for potential re-use by a third party in future.

The council submitted the applications in May and both applications have been subject to the usual planning process.

A report was presented to the planning committee on Wednesday, July 12, with planning officers supporting the proposals.

The Listed Building Consent decision will be made by a Welsh Government minister who will be advised by CADW, the Welsh Government’s specialist advisors on heritage matters.

Cllr Brian Cossey, who chairs the council’s Victoria Pier Project Board, said: “We hope that the recommendation is endorsed by the planning committee and the Welsh Government Minister.

“It will allow us to dismantle the rest of the pier in a safe, managed way for the benefit of Colwyn Bay waterfront and will offer a sound foundation for future development of the pier if the Pier Trust or another organisation wish to do so.”

Email:

annie.roberts@nwn.co.uk

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