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« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2018, 12:15:40 PM »
Planners give verdict on Surf Snowdonia's plans for zip line hotel and adventure centre
Surfing lagoon bosses want to bring 106 bedroom hotel to the Conwy Valley


Plans for a 106 bed hotel and adventure attraction at Surf Snowdonia look set to be knocked back.
An application for the hotel and an activity building will go before Conwy's planning committee when it meets next Wednesday.
Andrew Ainscough, the managing director at Surf Snowdonia made the application for the 106 bed hotel and a five storey activity building, with the plans set to cost £10 million and bring in 100 jobs.

"A report before members of the committee concluded: "The initial details in the submission fail to demonstrate compliance with a number of matters including flood risk, drainage, land contamination, ecology, residential amenity, highways and planning obligations.
"The development should not be approved until associated social and environmental impacts have been fully addressed."

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« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2018, 01:28:49 PM »
Why on earth have CCBC Planning Department accepted this application if the details in the submission fail to demonstrate compliance with several matters.They normally have pre application discussions between the Officers & applicant, why not tell the applicant at that stage to come back when the application complies. The Planning Department recommend the Planning Committee vote against giving permission so why waste their time, money & manpower on this, it beggar belief. It's about time CCBC started looking at ways to save money in various departments and this is one area they could start  >:(

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« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2018, 11:29:20 AM »
We cannot deny the investment made by these companies, and I am not be surprised by this decision.

A hotel and adventure centre at Surf Snowdonia has been given the green light by planners in Conwy.
   
The plans, set to cost £10 million and create 100 jobs, will see the building of a 106-room hotel in Dolgarrog as well as a five-storey activity building.
The four-storey hotel would have facilities including a gym, spa, bar and restaurant, as well as treatment rooms and conference and other function rooms.

Officers had originally recommended that the application be refused after concerns were raised about the suitability of the development in such a rural area and issues over the flood risk.
But the recommendation was changed ahead of today’s meeting after the council received updates from the applicant.

Speaking against the plans at the planning commitee meeting, Catherine Mortimer Hart said: “Surf Snowdonia is a massive development in the county and has been a good use of a redundant industrial site, with the activity to date being enjoyed by thousands of visitors.

“The original application promised a major boost to all tourism businesses in the area.
“However, this proposal threatens to make the site completely self-contained and this will diminish the opportunities for local enterprise.”  
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« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2018, 10:18:16 AM »
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Car dealer Slaters of Abergele goes into administration
KPMG has been appointed as administrator to the cash strapped family business

Good news for Mochdre.

Former Slaters of Abergele site bought in £1.6m investment
Gwynedd Forklifts Ltd has expanded into garage's former Mochdre site.

The former servicing site on Blackmarsh Road will provide additional space and create 10 new jobs for this local family business.  ref DP


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« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2018, 11:39:27 AM »
Following on from the above posts, re. the new hotel at Surf Snowdonia.

Surf Snowdonia is in advanced talks with Hilton to open a hotel at its Conwy Valley surfing lagoon.

Under the plan a 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn would open next to the lagoon along with a 'wellness spa' and conference facilities.
The company also revealed a new brand and more details of its game-changing new adventure offer which will open to visitors in summer 2019.

Surf Snowdonia, which opened in 2015, will rebrand to Adventure Parc Snowdonia to reflect its broader offer, although the 300-metre inland surf lagoon will remain a key part of the attraction.

Investment in the development will be in the region of £16m and Surf Snowdonia say around 100 new roles will be created.

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« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2018, 10:51:18 AM »
One of world's largest wind farms off coast of North Wales could be about to get BIGGER
The 160 turbine Gwynt y Mor, situated around 10 miles off the coast of Colwyn Bay, could get extended.

Now operator Innogy is seeking to extend the wind farm, which was the second largest in the world when it was built.

There are no details yet about how many extra turbines could be added.

A spokeswoman for innogy said: "In October 2018, The Crown Estate completed a review of applications to extend existing UK offshore wind farms.

"Subject to a successful plan level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), The Crown Estate intends to grant rights to extend offshore wind projects including Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm
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« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2019, 03:20:23 PM »
Not so good news for Conwy, as the All-Wales Boat and Leisure Show, is moving to the Anglesey Showground, but good news for North Wales.

A MAJOR maritime-themed show will spearhead ambitious plans to transform Anglesey into the events capital of North Wales.
Tourism chiefs have hailed news that the All-Wales Boat and Leisure Show is coming to the Anglesey Showground as an economic boost for the island.
The event from May 30 to June 1, is expected to attract boat lovers from across the UK.
It’s grown out of the All-Wales Boat Show previously staged in Conwy and Pwllheli.
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« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2019, 12:09:33 PM »
Zip World going to 'next level' after Lloyds takes stake in £45m adventure business
LDC has bought out two of the investors with founder Sean Taylor remaining at helm of the business.

Now Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) have bought out two of the shareholders and will provide a cash injection and additional expertise to expand the business further.

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« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2019, 11:26:44 AM »
North Korea and Russia in cyber attacks on Anglesey council
Attempts by rogue states to breach authority's digital security.

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« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2019, 02:11:53 PM »
I rather liked this quote:

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A report by the council's security chiefs revealed that there had also been attempted hacks from Russia.

So Anglesey has 'security chiefs', eh? And anyone who runs a blog or a forum is well aware there are hordes of would-be hackers attempting to gain access all the time. Quite a few are from Russia, but most are trying to sell pornography or drugs.

Wonder if CCBC has 'security chiefs'?
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« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2019, 10:41:06 AM »
What's coming to Rhyl Air Show instead of the Red Arrows
The famous display team pulled out of the annual spectacular but here's what you can see instead.

The RAF Eurofighter Typhoon display team will be making their debut appearance at Rhyl Air Show in place of the Red Arrows, organisers have today announced.

The annual extravaganza which takes off on August 24 and 25 will also feature the Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane along with the Tucano.

The line –up also includes Team Raven – a formation aerobatic display team flying 5 Van’s RV8 aircraft from Wales, high energy aerobatics from Steve Carver and The Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team.

Last month, the RAF's famous Red Arrows announced they won't be appearing at the show because they will be displaying in the US and Canada later in the summer.    More    You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2019, 11:20:14 PM »
The Typhoon?  Wow, that’s a fabulously noisy beast.
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2019, 09:38:49 AM »
Fears have been raised over the impact of planned 60 metre barges as part of a tidal project off the west coast of Anglesey.

Menter Mon is developing the £35m Morlais tidal scheme off Holy Island/Ynys Gybi - with international firms lined up to use the infrastructure to test new tidal technologies.

Anglesey resident Mark Llewellyn, who lives on the coast of Holy Island, said he was initially supportive of the project.
But this was when he believed the schemes would all be underwater and his opinion has changed after being told part of the project will involve barges off the coast, near South Stack.   cont.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #58 on: June 30, 2019, 03:04:33 PM »
A TOURIST attraction which once won a prestigious national award will finally close this weekend.

The Bodelwyddan Castle Trust announced in February that it would keep the property open to the public as long as possible after deciding to sell the 99-year lease.

Since then, although the mansion itself and art gallery have been closed the gardens and parkland have remained open. But with very limited income the closure was inevitable.
“We have looked at other ways we might become self-sufficient but just could not carry on,” said Trust chairman Dr Helen Papworth.
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« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2019, 02:25:33 PM »
First pictures of Hollywood film crews in Snowdonia for Wonder Woman sequel
Warner Bros is currently filming the follow up to the 2017 film Wonder Woman

North Wales Live last night revealed that the makers behind Wonder Woman 1984 were set to use Swallow Falls near Betws-y-Coed to shoot some action scenes.
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