REVAMPED proposals for an £18m apartment and restaurant complex on the Llandudno Pier are set to return to planning next week.

Plans for a new look Pier Pavilion were deferred by the Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) planning in December last year to allow developer Alan Waldron time to consult with the Design Commission for Wales.

Having gone back to the drawing board with Denbigh based architect, Creu, Conwy’s planning officers have now recommended the new proposals should be approved when then head to the meeting next Wednesday.

Alterations have been made to ensure the project is in keeping with the town’s Victorian heritage while bringing a contemporary feel to the promenade.

Director of Creu, Alwyn Rowlands, said: "The proposals have been further developed to ensure the contextual response draws influence from the rhythm of the towers to the Grand Hotel and the surrounding detail of the B&B and domestic architecture.

“By creating a modern interpretation of this vernacular, without imitating it, the scheme is intended to become a continuation of Llandudno's distinctive, sweeping bay vista by bridging the gap left by the loss of the former Pier Pavilion building.”

The new plans will see the construction of 48 high-quality apartments, two restaurants and an underground car park and is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

Three floors of parking will be available to neighbouring businesses and hotels, complemented by more than 20,000 square feet of restaurant and public space, including a large atrium and walkway from the pier through to Happy Valley Road.

There has been debate as to what should be built on the site, which has been empty for 23 years, since plans first surfaced, but Mr Waldron believes he has covered all bases.

He added: "There has been a debate over whether this site should be for tourism but that’s something I explored more than a decade ago, and it was just not viable.

“I would like to thank the businesses, local members and residents who engaged with us during the design process and gave feedback, which was taken into account.

“We hope to get the green light next week so we can make this dream a reality.”