PLANS to convert a retail space above a popular restaurant and bar in Llandudno into a hotel have been approved by the council.

The application, submitted by Ormo Lounge owners Loungers UK, will see the retail, storage and staff space above the restaurant, at 4-6 Gloddaeth Street, become a hotel as an extension of the business.

The site is part of the old ‘Cornerhouse Apartments’, a Grade II listed building and a dominant feature of the area.

Approval of the application will see the first and second floors be converted into a 10-bed hotel operated in conjunction with the restaurant, which opened last year.

The project will include slight internal and external alterations, and the maintenance of the largely disused building.


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A planning officer said of the plans: “I have no objection in principle to the proposed change of use. This application is an improvement on what is there currently, with the replacement of the existing metal door with timber replacements to be welcomed.

“The existing art deco inspired shopfront is retained, along with the historic tiled entrance.

North Wales Pioneer: Part of the site that will be a hotel.Part of the site that will be a hotel. (Image: Planning Documents)

“This scheme is well thought and enhances the architectural and historic features of this late Victorian building.”

A Heritage Impact Statement, by D2 Planning Limited, concluded: “The intention of the application is to ensure the safety and longevity of the historic building rather than leave it in an unused state.

“It is believed that the proposals are sympathetic to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and would not be detrimental to the fabric of the listed building.”