Bryn Morfydd Hotel, Denbigh, P.BR Architecture
Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the project's funder requested that the developer tweak the phasing of the project. Credit: BR Architecture

Fresh approach to unlock Denbighshire hotel  

Dan Whelan

Having been approved three years ago, the redevelopment of the former Bryn Morfydd Hotel in Llanrhaeadr into a holiday resort has taken a step closer to going ahead. 

Denbighshire Council has approved tweaks to the phasing of the consented project, made to satisfy the Development Bank of Wales, which is to fund the scheme. 

Angelsey-based Silver Bay Luxury Holiday Village won permission in 2018 to convert the derelict site into a 39-bed hotel and 89 holiday lodges. 

Existing structures on the site have been demolished but work on the lodges and hotel has not yet started. 

Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Development Bank of Wales requested that the developer tweak the phasing of the project so that the hotel element would be delivered after the majority of the lodges had been sold. 

Under the original proposals, construction of the hotel was to begin after the delivery of 38 lodges. 

However, now 68 lodges are to be sold before the work starts on the creation of the hotel. 

A planning statement prepared by Cadnant Planning said: “In the current economic climate and uncertainty over serviced tourist accommodation and hospitality premises post Covid-19, the complexity of a 39-bedroom hotel development on the site would be too great a risk [under the original phasing plan].” 

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