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Local News & Discussion / Re: Stop Press
« Last post by Hugo on June 14, 2024, 12:51:31 pm »
Thanks very much Robert2020 for posting that information.     I've had a look at the site for Legat Owen and can only describe it as rubbish.

Firstly, yes planning was granted in 2008 for building 28 apartments and the first attached photo shows an artists impression of those 28 flats and I must say how attractive and keeping up with the appearance of the area they were.
So if Anwyl applied for permission to build those apartments why did they not build them once planning was granted?
My understanding is that in 2013 the planning application had expired as no work had been done on the site

Many years later Anwyl touted a plan to build about 54 apartments that resembled something from Legoland but they never actually applied for planning application then.  The architect was from Chester but I  can't remember the firms name.

In recent years following some criticising Anwyl promised to submit plans for an apartment block on the site and the plans would be submitted to CCBC by the Summer.    This never happened !
Anwyl then announced some time later that it was not viable for them to build "bespoke" apartments on the site.     I've no idea of what they mean by that remark as they are old established builders and have been building apartments all over the UK, apart from Llandudno that is.      As for CCBC,   they have had 16 years to do something and like the old Pier Pavilion they have chosen to do nothing so I don't have any faith in what will happen next
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Points to Ponder
« Last post by SteveH on June 14, 2024, 09:46:51 am »
Are young people forced out of Wales to find work?

While many of his friends chose to work in trades, he wanted something else and, at the age of 23, owns his own watersport business on a beach on Anglesey.

If he had not chosen his own path, how easy would it be for him to find work nearby, in the current economic climate?

He believes there are career options in the area, but "obviously there's less opportunity for people that want to earn more money in the area here".

Conor believes living on Anglesey means people have to "apply themselves a little bit more," in order to find higher-paid work, much more than those in larger towns and cities.

Hobbies and Interests / Re: Cars.........£1m to help police stop car thefts
« Last post by SteveH on June 14, 2024, 09:43:56 am »
Jaguar Land Rover says it plans to invest more than £1m to help the police fight vehicle crime in the UK.

The money will be used to support police operations in theft hotspots, as well as to fund intelligence gathering.

Earlier this year, the company’s boss angrily denied reports that Range Rovers were particularly vulnerable to theft.

However, owners have complained that insurers have been hiking their premiums dramatically, or even refusing cover.

Among them is Meryl Cabellos, a 41-year-old Frenchman who has lived in the UK for seven years, and works in the technology industry.

Last year, the cost of insuring his 2017 Range Rover Sport doubled, from £2,000 to £4,000.

Walks in North Wales / Re: Walking......................... Tragedy
« Last post by SteveH on June 14, 2024, 09:39:59 am »
Tragedy as man dies after falling on Eryri mountain
Emergency services were called after a walker spotted someone falling

A man has tragically died after falling from an Eryri (Snowdonia) mountain. Emergency services were called to the incident on Tryfan last Friday evening (June 7).

An Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation statement said: "The team were called out on Friday evening after a walker witnessed someone falling from the south ridge. Maritime and Coastguard Agency R936 was requested and Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service teams from RAF Valley and RAF Lossiemouth training close by also volunteered.

Local News & Discussion / Re: Tourism in North wales
« Last post by SteveH on June 14, 2024, 09:36:38 am »
Hike in overseas tourists coming to Wales last year but not everything is rosy
The country saw visitor numbers spike by 30% but they remain lower than before the pandemic

Wales saw a spike in overseas tourists coming to the country last year. The nation had a 30% increase in international visitors when compared to 2022 according to the Office of National Statistics.

This was the best performance across the UK - with Scotland up 23%, London 26% and the rest of England 16%. In terms of numbers it meant that 892,000 people came - up from 687,000 in 2022..

Costa coffee is closing two cafes in North Wales - opinions are divided over the news
The coffee shop giant will shut the sites this weekend

On social media people were divided about the news. Many said they would miss Costa in their town and also expressed sympathy for the local staff affected.

Others said it would actually be good for the independent cafes in each of the areas.

Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by SteveH on June 14, 2024, 09:27:48 am »
Week of 'chaos' in store as Conwy drivers forced to divert via 'major choke point'
The council said delays are likely

Drivers in parts of Conwy face a week of tailbacks when a diversion is set up at a busy roundabout. Traffic heading towards Deganwy and Llandudno must detour over the A547 Conwy Bridge before returning via the historic town of Conwy.

Conwy Council said drainage investigations are needed on the Weekly News roundabout in Llandudno Junction next week. As a result, the inside lane will be closed for five days, along with a section of road where the A546 flyover meets the roundabout. The local authority has warned motorists to expect delays and “allow extra time” for journeys.


Local News & Discussion / Re: Stop Press
« Last post by Robert2020 on June 13, 2024, 08:59:41 pm »
have a look at the sales leaflet for the site..... I hope the council have some guts to say what should be built on that land cause it will stand there for many years.

Legat Owen are the agents and the brochure can be viewed on their site.
Local News & Discussion / Re: Stop Press
« Last post by Hugo on June 13, 2024, 02:55:03 pm »
Just thought that I'd mention something that locals my age would have seen and that is in the second photo.   On the left opposite the Toll house is an arched structure and that is where the pedestrians used to walk through.  The pedestrians had to pay a toll for walking on the Marine Drive and I think that it may have been 1p in the old currency.     .
The toll for pedestrians was abolished in 1930 when the Urban Council bought the Marine Drive for 10,500, pounds
I can't remember the year, but the pedestrian Toll building was demolished on the grounds that it was difficult for lorries to drive between the two buildings
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by Hugo on June 13, 2024, 12:01:32 pm »
Tory candidate for North Wales seat faces gambling probe after election bet
Craig Williams is one of Rishi Sunak's closest parliamentary aides and is the Conservative candidate for Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr
I bet that he's sorry now
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