A development has been chosen for a prominent Rhos-on-Sea site.

Tir Prince Raceway Ltd. has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the Rhos Point site development.

The redevelopment of the site will see a restaurant, café and small ice cream retail unit created around a courtyard focussed on the Grade II listed toll booth on the site.

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Artists impression of the Rhos Point development

Tir Prince owner, Adam Williams - who also owns the Llandudno Pier, said he was pleased to have been successful in his bid for the site and was excited to bring a new business element to the area.

Mr Williams, talking to the Pioneer, said: "With buying Pier, I pass the site (Rhos Point) every day and have done for the past three to four years so I know what it is like, how busy it is, and what it needs.

"It is a big project, but we need to respect the site, do what's right for it and make it viable for the location as well.

"We want to respect the Rhos-on-Sea area and the businesses in the town. We don't want to have a positive effect on businesses, not a negative one.

"We are hoping to bring more people into the town, from outside of the area, and if we are full they can go to other businesses so it has a flow on affect."

Tir Prince was chosen as the preferred bidder during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday following an in-depth discussion.

North Wales Pioneer:

Artists impression of the Rhos Point development

Last year, council invited expressions of interest to develop a commercial facility on the site with applicants advised the development must be non-residential and must support year-round employment opportunities.

The prominence of the site, the Grade II listed toll booth (former Pier Entrance Building), and proximity to the Rhos on Sea conservation area, will require a high degree of sensitivity in the design and profile of any buildings.

Cabinet member for economic development, cllr Louise Emery, said: “I warmly welcome this exciting development opportunity.

"It’s an area with a unique sense of place, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, and we’re looking forward to see the proposals progress.

“The scheme is modern, ambitious, and will enhance not just Rhos on Sea but the entire coast, complementing the development of the beach frontage at Colwyn Bay.”

The next step will be for Tir Prince Raceway Ltd. to prepare and submit a planning application.