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Offline Cambrian

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%ages do not reflect the actual numbers of attendances surely.

Offline SteveH

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This story seams to bring local government shortcomings and mismanagement to the fore, .............

Plans by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai to relocate its Bangor campus to Parc Menai have been approved. Inspectors at Planning and Environment Decisions Wales gave the go ahead despite opposition from Gwynedd council.

The proposal to move to Tŷ Menai came as college bosses warned the existing city centre Ffriddoedd campus needed urgent maintenance. There was an estimated £18m bill merely to remain weatherproof and operational.

But there was some opposition locally to the plan to move students and staff out of the city, which is already struggling with footfall numbers. This saw officers and the planning committee at Gwynedd council oppose the relocation last September and Welsh Government have been encouraging a 'town centre first' approach from local authorities.

However the appeal had already been lodged due to frustration over delays with the planning process and Welsh Government inspectors have given the proposal the green light.

The £13m project will be jointly-funded by the Welsh Government and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. The Grŵp will move Coleg Menai's existing provision from the Ffriddoedd Road and Friars sites to the building on Parc Menai, which has stood largely empty in recent years. (at a cost of millions with millions in upkeep already spent.......cound'nt arrange  a pxxx up in a brewery, springs to mind.. &shake&)

story https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/bangor-college-campus-move-out-23799872

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Plan to transform former Llandudno M&S faces deadline rush to secure Levelling-Up cash
Council officials had expected to bid for UK funding in the autumn and now warn application may 'not be as complete as wished'

A council now faces a rush to meet a tight deadline to bid for Levelling-Up funding for the transformation of the former Marks and Spencer site in Llandudno. This weekend North Wales Live revealed the plans to turn the Mostyn Street M&S into a foodhall and enterprise hub.

READ MORE...https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plan-transform-former-llandudno-ms-24216724?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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A council boss wants to see a near empty ?58 million office block filled with workers again. Conwy County Council leader Charlie McCoubrey outlined his ambition to bring life back back into Colwyn Bay?s empty Coed Pella office.

He also believes the council's Bodlondeb headquarters, is still viable, despite more staff working from home. The council moved staff into its flagship, purpose-built ?58m Coed Pella building four years ago.

It (WE) pay just under ?1.5m in rent a year for the building and is locked into a 40-year lease. The hope was that the increased footfall created by the council office would boost trade and help regenerate Colwyn Bay?s town centre.

But the pandemic meant council staff have worked from home, and Conwy has since moved to ?hybrid working? in which staff alternate between home working and the office.

?My ambition is to see Coed Pella back to capacity as soon as we can,? said Cllr McCoubrey. ?We have a hybrid working system, but I?m really clear that the hybrid working system is about bringing the best results for our residents. So people need to be in the office doing their job. That?s where they should be.

?Reception (at Coed Pella) needs to be fully open. People need to contact our staff, exactly how they used to before. But the hybrid system does have some advantages. It depends on the job.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-council-boss-wants-24335636

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Why it's so hard to get affordable housing in Conwy, according to council leader
Charlie McCoubrey says the local authority struggles to find suitable plots for housing


Although I have a small amount of sympathy for CCBC on planning matters and lack of Council owned land it does not seem to present a problem for developers.      Take Anwyl Construction for instance,  They have made and been granted planning application on a green field site at Bodafon Farm for 49 houses with only about 17 of them being affordable.     Why didn't they insist on 100% being affordable?

Incidentally Anwyl had permission in 2006 for 25 apartments on the site of the former Penmorfa Hotel but here we are 17 years down the line and the application for building those apartments has long since expired and there seems to be no progress on the horizon


https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/its-hard-affordable-housing-conwy-24377340

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Perhaps the members of CCBC can read this and then make sure that they attend all future planning committee meetings


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-62034658

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Conwy?s ?58m state-of-the-art Coed Pella office and Bodlondeb 'empty' as staff switch to hybrid working
Councillor slams council's homeworking policy

cont  https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwys-58m-state-art-coed-24404461

Offline Cambrian

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Cllr Luckock has a very good point.  The whole "Workwise" exercise seems entirely management focussed and has no relevance to the public at all.

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Re: Incompetence: (and other Public Bodies and Statutory Undertakers...)
« Reply #383 on: July 26, 2022, 10:12:27 AM »
Is this another case of Good money after Bad, how many projects around North Wales are lying empty after grants have been grabbed   &shake& .

Joint venture to build units on ghost park after nearly 20 years lying empty
Welsh Government and the North Wales Economic Ambition Board are looking at developing part of Parc Bryn Cegin in Bangor

Last week Business Post revealed that discussions were taking place behind closed doors about a joint venture backed by funding from the ?240m North Wales Growth Deal.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/joint-venture-build-units-ghost-24581095