PLANS are being formulated to rebuild Colwyn Bay pier to its fullest length.

The Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust is preparing a scheme to complement the strategy Conwy County Borough Council is adopting for the regeneration of the sea front and town itself and has started having regular meetings with the authority.

Mark Roberts, chairman of the Trust, said: “The truncated pier is consistent with what would have been phase 1 of our scheme which would have been to restore the pier fully.

“We are currently in the early stages of preparing a scheme to restore the pier to its fullest length before the collapse in the storms of two years ago.

“We are developing a business case to receive funding from various sources. We have an excellent team of experts advising us, some of whom are genuinely world class.

“When a draft scheme is ready we will be consulting the public to obtain the views of the wider community who would benefit from, the restored pier. The scheme will have to complement the strategies that Conwy County Borough Council is adopting for the regeneration of the sea front and town itself.

“We are having regular meetings with businesses and Conwy County Borough Council. The Trust is no longer a lobby group for the restoration of the pier, but is a very serious body engaged in its restoration and we have to evolve from a lobby group to a business orientated organisation.”

He added: “All the dismantled elements of the pier have been stored carefully by the council because they are listed in their own right.

“I am not sure of the exact date when work is due to be completed but it is expected to be completed by late Spring or early summer 2020.

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said the authority agreed a twin track approach in 2013, and sought permission to remove the old unsafe pier while the Pier Trust focussed on future restoration.

She added: “In 2017, the Council was given consent to dismantle the old structure, on the condition that we replaced it with a truncated pier. The work to construct the new truncated pier will start on site later this summer and it’s expected to take about 30 weeks.

“We’re looking forward to seeing more details of the Trust's plans for the future.”