Llandudno Pier Pavilion CGI
Alothugh approvedl ocally, the project could still be called in by the Welsh Government. Credit: via Allsop auction documents

Developer seeks £2.8m for Llandudno site

Neil Tague

Alan Waldron, having secured consent for 54 apartments at the contentious Pier Pavilion plot, is auctioning the development opportunity through Allsop.

Waldron’s plans were first approved in 2018, and extended by four apartments in a rework of the project, approved at the start of this year.

However, in June the Welsh Government issued a holding direction to Conwy Council, enabling further consideration of the plans, which could result in a call-in.

The North Shore site overlooks Llandudno Beach and the promenade, is around 0.55 acres and according to Allsop has consent for up to 54 apartments along with two large restaurant/café units and 83 car parking spaces.

The site, between the Grand Hotel and Leisure Island Amusements, has been empty for 27 years after the old pavilion was destroyed by a fire.

Waldron’s scheme is to include car parking on two basement levels, with some parking at ground floor along with the restaurants and access to apartments above.

The flats are proposed as a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, and two- and three-bedroom duplexes.

Allsop has included the lot within its next residential auction, which is due to be held online on 9 November. The guide price is £2.8m.

Opposition to the scheme has been voiced by Adam Williams, owner of the adjacent Llandudno Pier, and Senedd Member for Aberconwy Janet Finch-Saunders.

“There is complete uncertainty with the planning application, and as such, I am surprised that the property has been placed on the market before the Welsh Government’s minister for climate change has made a decision,” Finch-Saunders said.

“According to the local development plan, ‘the council is supportive of the site being redeveloped for a use which enhances the serviced Holiday Accommodation Zone whilst retaining the historic importance of the site’. That there was such a close vote in planning committee goes to highlight that this application has been controversial from the start.”

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Site has been an eyesore for years. Great idea for flats ,restaurants and parking. Can’t wait to see it built.

By Hefin

I very much hope that this project goes through. This site has been a eyesore and a blot on Llandudno’s front since the site was destroyed by fire. This project will bring jobs during the building and long time employment after completion. The project will make the front of Llandudno’ (one of the best seaside resorts in the UK) looking complete. Good luck to all concerned

By Lester Taylor

Rubbish proposal, totally out of keeping. Llandudno deserves much better than this.

By Peter McFadden

A vocal minority of locals are keen to see the original Pavilion rebuilt but are apparently unaware of the costs involved. Acquisition of land and construction of a replica Pavilion building would easily cost north of £20m. That’s the reason why it’s never happened in all the years that the site has remained empty.

By R. C. Woodford

Does Janet Finch Saunders ever actually support any development, anywhere, ever?

By Lee Kendall

Hopefully Mostyn Estates will intervene; it is though a shame that a Britannia-owned hotel has been allowed to become a blot on this wonderful seafront.

By Lewis Gogarth

Llandudno needs this

By Dan

Don’t build will make Llandudno ugly , it’s a horrible

By Камен

It is time to start a crowd fund to build a ballroom with elegance that people can walk to easily and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like face to face communication and happiness. If you want to be greedy and simply profit go to Dubai. Leave a legacy by being the guy that sells the land to the community for a fair price. Llandudno deserves more respect.

By Paul Clarke

This site is a eyesore, and let’s Llandudno down, I do not think there should be as many Apartments 54 is to much, but parking and restaurants and accommodation yes instead of a great big hole.

By Lesley

Good to know that the site is.hopefully going to be developed at last after 20 odd years as an eye
ore but think that the present plan is possibly a little overwhelming and far too distinctive for an historic site and will Cause problems in an already very busy area with a bottleneck entrance to the Orme. A more in keeping development with the hotels and buildings in the area should be carefully considered.

By Brenda Blod