Local News & Archive — February 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm — Updated: February 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Colwyn Bay Pier partially collapses

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Part of Colwyn Bay’s Victorian pier has collapsed into the sea.

An exclusion zone has been set up around the pier – inspectors will look at the damage at low tide before a salvage operation begins on Thursday morning. It’s believed part of the balustrade at the lower end of the pier has crumbled into the sea.

The Grade II-listed pier has been at the centre of a long-running legal battle about its ownership since it closed in July 2008. Two years ago, the Welsh Government rejected plans by Conwy County Council to demolish it.

Last week, plans for a renovated pier were unveiled by the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust, who want the council to save the structure.

A spokesperson for Conwy County Council said: ”We’re aware of reports that a section of the balustrade at the lower end of the pier has collapsed on to the beach. As the tide is currently in, it is not possible with any certainty to make an assessment of the extent of the damage. We will know more once the tide has receded and officers are able to undertake a more thorough inspection.”

 

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