Llandudno Pier Pavilion scheme opponents say these images show monstrous scale of flats – North Wales Live

Opponents of a scheme to build scores of luxury flats next to one of Wales best known locations have produced artists’ impressions which they claim show the “monstrous” scale of the development.

The amended Pier Pavilion proposal to build 54 flats in Llandudno has been called in by the Welsh Government.

Hundreds have signed a petition opposing the plans to create an apartment complex overlooking the resort’s historic pier.

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One of the petition’s organisers, David Jones, commissioned the images to illustrate the size of the proposed 10-storey high apartment complex.

He said: “These images show the true monstrous scale of this development.”

He claimed the complex would “block out stunning views” from hotels behind the site, and it would “overshadow Llandudno‘s iconic attraction – The Pier”.

The new build will house 54-luxury-apartment and will 'overshadow' the iconic Llandudno Pier attraction
The new build will house 54-luxury-apartment and will ‘overshadow’ the iconic Llandudno Pier attraction

Alan Waldron, the developer behind the project, previously said the scheme would be something Llandudno can be proud and would create around 100 jobs.

But Mr Jones remained firmly opposed to it: “The Llandudno Town Council are opposed, but Conwy County Borough Council have gone ahead with granting permission, despite the opinion of local residents and business operators.”

A working group to argue the case against the scheme is being set-up and opponents are discussing the prospect of holding a ‘peaceful protest’ against the development.

the £20m development planned for the former Pier Pavilion has been called in by Welsh Government.
the £20m development planned for the former Pier Pavilion has been called in by Welsh Government.

The illustrated images show how the flats compare in size to the 69ft tall Llandudno Pier Big Wheel, which was erected earlier this month. They also show the proposed luxury-apartment block alongside the The Grand Hotel.

Mr Waldron has been approached for comment.

The £20m development was originally given planning permission in 2018, before being called in by Welsh Government.

Do you think the apartment complex would be a good thing for Llandudno or should the plans be thrown out? Have your say in the comments section below.

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