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.”