MYSTERY surrounds the future of land in Bangor earmarked for a ten bin powling complex that could create 32 jobs.
Gwynedd Council granted planning permission for Isle of Man-based Aurora Property Co Ltd’s application, but the site on the Gateway retail park in Llandygai has been left undeveloped for nearly a year.
Gwynedd and Bangor City councillor Nigel Pickavance said a bowling alley or multiplex cinema would compliment the city’s many historic attractions.
He added: “The development seems to have died a death - no one seems to be doing anything about it.
“I find it really disappointing. When you have an opportunity like this for the site, you need to jump at it with both hands and do everything you can to make it happen.”
The development would create 17 full time and 15 part time jobs if it went ahead.
The 12-acre park is located on the A5 route to Bangor, about half a mile from city centre.
The planning permission also allows for a shop, cafe/bar, children’s play area and car parking.
Gwynedd Council granted permission for the development in November 2011.
A spokesman for Aurora Property Group said after the decision: “There is currently no bowling facility in Bangor, and in working with local councillors and council officers, we are pleased to have secured planning permission to bring this leisure activity to the town, and also play our part in creating job opportunities for local people.”
However, Aurora Property Co Ltd were unavailable for comment on the site’s future.
Cllr Pickavance said more must be done to attract large companies to the city, and offered to discuss the plans with Aurora Property Co Ltd.
He added: “Massive international companies are not going to knock on our door and say ‘this is the city of Bangor.’