The future of Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier was discussed by Conwy County Borough Council today [12/12/13].
A report was presented to the full Council, and Members asked to consider a number of options relating to the future of the Pier.
Following a two hour debate, Councillors voted for Option 1 to seek de-listing and demolish the pier.
Cllr Phil Edwards, Cabinet Member for Communities and Chair of the Victoria Pier Project Board, said: “The Members were provided with a comprehensive report, which contained all the available options. Following a detailed and lengthy debate, the majority of Members decided the safest option that would be of least risk to the residents of Conwy County Borough, would be to delist and demolish. This would have been a difficult decision for many Members, but as Chair of the Board it was important we were given direction today by the full Council.”
The detailed report presented six options, ranging from ‘do nothing’ through to full redevelopment at a cost of £16m.
Seek de-listing and demolish entire pier
Removal of both pavilions and end of pier and renovate a pier boardwalk
As 2. plus the redevelopment of the main pavilion
Redevelopment and refurbishment of the pier, as per HLF submission.
As 2. plus the development of a number of ‘concession units’ in the area of the entrance pavilion.
Each option had been appraised and costed, so that the councillors were fully informed as to the long term implications to Conwy County Borough Council and the Conwy taxpayer of their final decision.
Press release reproduced here by kind permission of Conwy County Borough Council.