A PROPOSED nursery building in upper Bangor has been branded “gruesome.”
Bangor City Council clerk Gwyn Hughes told a meeting this week that the nursery at Bangor University’s Normal site on Holyhead Road would be “out of place.”
He added: “ I don't think it's the type of building that I would like to see on the way into the city.
“To my mind it's going to be gruesome on the way in, and it's an extremely prominent situation next to a landscape conservation area that we've always maintained should be retained in its natural state.”
Mr Hughes called on Bangor University to re-think the design for the 50 place nursery.
He said: “It's a very flat roof and a modular building taking up a car park in front of the office building on the Normal Site.
"This building is going to look out of place."
He added: "The usage is fine but another design is called for."
Bangor University wants to replace Tir Na Nog at St Mary’s, which would make way for new student accommodation.
The university’s planning application to Gwynedd Council states that existing landscaping will be retained “as far as possible” and the proposals were designed to “work with, rather than against” the natural features.
It adds: “The proposal removes a number of existing conifer trees and replaces them with a row of trees of a native species on the south boundary to aid screening and privacy.”
Councillors agreed to object to the current designs.
A Bangor Universitry spokesman said: “A planning application has been submitted and we await the decision of the planning authority”.