Urgent works needed to maintain one of Llandudno's major tourist attractions remain on hold raising "massive concerns".

The works, which are set to cost more than £150,000, were put on hold about eight months because of the threat of the controversial Pier Pavilion development.

Owner of the Pier, Adam Williams, said - in December - urgent repairs to the Happy Valley entrance, were unable to go ahead while the development hung over the historic visitor attraction.

He said the Happy Valley entrance needs a significant sum of money spent on the steel infrastructure that supports the decking, while other parts of the pier would also need general maintenance.

Eight months on, all these jobs still need to be done.

However, Mr Williams says he cannot afford to commit the necessary finance while the possibility remains of his being involved in litigation relating to certain aspects of the Pavilion development.

And if the scheme does go ahead, he fears income to his business could be reduced as a result of potential pier visitors being put off by the noise, eyesore and inconvenience of protracted building work nearby

Mr Williams, in an interview with the Pioneer, said: "It doesn't affect us at the present but if left for a year it could become worrying.

"It is a massive concern for us going forward if they begin to build.

"Work still needs to be done, and there is a lot. It will get done eventually, we then just have to time it with the tides and the weather."

Llandudno Town Councillor, Ian Turner, said the Pier was "the crown in the jewel" when it came to Llandudno and any work that needed to be done should be carried out sooner rather then later.

Cllr Turner said: "The Pier is the main jewel in the crown when it comes to the queen of resorts.

"It is one structure here we've got to keep maintained. We can't leave gaps in the maintenance work because it will just be more expensive if we leave it.

"It is imperative that if if work needs to be done, it is done sooner rather than later. That can't be overstated.

"We survive on tourism, it's what we're about and this is an established piece of the town's jigsaw. So the sooner the work is done the better."

The Pier has already been tested in 2018 while waiting for maintenance works, being battered by the Beast from the East and Storm Emma earlier this year.

The storms caused minor structural damage to the tourist attraction forcing it to close for nearly two weeks.

Mr Williams said previous maintenance work done on the Pier had helped keep the damage to a minimum with just some frozen pipes but it could have been much worse.

The Pioneer contacted Pier Pavilion developer Alan Waldron who had no comment on the matter.

The proposed plans for the Pier Pavilion site would see the construction of 48 high-quality apartments, two restaurants and an underground car park and is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

Conwy County Borough Council planning committee granted conditional planning permission in March, subject to the Welsh Governments review of the matter.

The Welsh Government have since said they will not intervene on the matter and the plans must now pass a number of minor planning hurdles before being given the final go ahead.