Developers of a Grade II listed former hotel site have lodged plans to increase the number of bedrooms by more than 40 per cent and reduce the number of restaurants.

The former Tudno Castle Hotel site in Llandudno, which has been empty since 2008, has been beset by problems and delays since permission was granted to turn it into a Premier Inn.

Work started in 2017 but had to be halted over safety concerns the building might collapse due to its poor state.

Demolition work began again in 2018, with final proposals for the £10m 63-bed hotel containing five restaurants and a business unit given ultimate consent in October last year.

Now an amended scheme has been submitted to Conwy county council planners from Tudno Developments Ltd.

Work continues on Tudno Point, on the site of the former Tudno Castle, Llandudno Pic: In planning documents (clear for use by all partners)

Work continues on Tudno Point, on the site of the former Tudno Castle, Llandudno Pic: In planning documents (clear for use by all partners)

It will give 64 square metres of extra floorspace, reduce the cohort of restaurants to three and add a further 27 bedrooms – increasing the numbers by more than 40 per cent to 90.

Listed building consent to amend the proposals for the Grade II listed property has also been applied for.

Because of the scale of the changes officers have sent the application for full planning consideration by councillors.

Pizza Express pulled out of the scheme in November 2019 and restaurant chain Prezzo the year before that.

The original plans were to keep part of the original facade but, during demolition of the building in 2017, it became clear it was unstable and work had to be halted while engineers assessed it.

Permission to demolish the whole structure was given in January 2018.

The building dates back to the 1870s and was formerly two hotels – the Tudno Castle and the Temperance Hotel.