The Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust is entering exciting new ground as the plans for the listed landmark continue to evolve.

The trust held its AGM on Wednesday, March 28 where discussions were held around the development of the ongoing scheme for the Colwyn Bay Pier, progress with the dismantling and the working relationship with the Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC).

A number of guest speakers also took to the stand at the AGM including CCBC's senior consulting officer Hill Davies, who spoke about the developing relationship between the council and the trust; and architect Rob Chambers who told attendees how positive the scheme is and how it now needs to be evolved further.

Chairman of the trust, Mark Roberts said the feedback he had received from the AGM had all been very positive.

He said: "It was all very, very good. Even the other speakers were encouraged by what they heard. The questions from the floor were very good as well.

Mr Roberts said the trust felt like it could now draw a line under the past and was looking forward to moving forward.

Mr Roberts said: "We need to evolve now as a trust. We can't stand still, we need to look deep within ourselves and be ready for any changes there may be.

"The whole ball game is changing and we will make sure we tick all the boxes the best we can before making any major decisions."

The scheme, which was one of the major talking points of the AGM, Mr Roberts said is progressing nicely. While it was still in the initial phase, he said he was hoping to put it to public consultation as soon as possible as the next step.

Mr Roberts said: "At this stage it's just a concept scheme, which is the initial phase. Once we have something concrete we can go to public consultation because we need all the responses from residents so we can put it into the final scheme.

"That way the public will have confidence in our plans.

"It's not just going to be a long, empty plank, we need to have things in place that people want to use and can enjoy."

Once the scheme is through that phase it will require funding which he said the trust had already been in talks about.

Despite a complicated history, the dismantling of the Pier is now underway and the trusts scheme is progressing.

Mr Roberts said the trust is in a new place with clear skies ahead.

He said: "It is exciting, we have got to a place we haven't been to before."

A video of the AGM is available on the Trust's website: