Local News & Archive — May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm — Updated: May 15, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Council bids to dismantle Colwyn Bay pier

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Archive photo: Conwy County Council

Conwy County Council has made a formal bid for planning permission to dismantle Colwyn Bay’s Victorian pier.

Emergency work has been taking place on the Grade II listed structure since it partially collapsed into the sea in February. The pier was also hit by an accidental fire last March caused by hot metal work.

The council says its application for planning permission and listed building consent includes redeveloping a truncated pier and storing key historic sections in a safe place for potential restoration in the future. It also takes in the emergency dismantling work, which is due to be completed at the end of the month.

The application will be considered by the planning authority before a final decision is made by the Welsh Government, who will be advised by heritage body CADW. A council bid to demolish it was rejected two years ago following a legal battle over its ownership.

The pier remains closed to the public for safety reasons.

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