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Councillor calls on developers to answer Waterfront plan concerns

Published date: 05 December 2013 |
Published by: Geraint Jones 
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DEVELOPERS have been urged to show their hand over controversial plans to transform the town’s waterfront.

Holyhead town councillor Shaun Redmond wants more information on Conygar Stena Ltd’s plans for of 380 apartments and town houses, a 500 berth marina, office and commercial space and a hotel.

He said: “It was almost 18 months ago that Conygar Stena Ltd were granted outline planning consent for their outrageous waterfront development.

“They were granted planning consent mainly on the job creation they said would be the outcome of their grand plan.”

Cllr Redmon said: “We have seen the continued deterioration of historical buildings that were supposed to be restored in the grand plan but recent rumour has it that Soldiers Point and Porth y Felin house will be demolished in February next year.

“There has been no formal consultation or discussions or liaising with any group of residents or other concerned parties, even though it has been requested; Conygar Stena Ltd have steadfastly refused any direct dialogue.”

Anglesey Council’s planning committee granted ountline permission for the development in June 2012.

4,000 people signed a petition against the plans, but the project has also gained support, including the overall backing of Holyhead Town Council.

However Cllr Redmond said employers on the Waterfront were “in limbo” as to extending their business ambitions because of the plans.

He added: “Employers that are willing to expand and create jobs but cannot get financial backing due to the inaction and secrecy of Conygar Stena Ltd.

Cllr Redmond added: “Although the fight to stop the Newry Beach development will continue it is incumbent on Conygar Stena Ltd to either put up or drop their unsustainable plans and support those business’s that will improve the waterfront’s fortunes.”

A spokesman for Conygar Stena Ltd refused to comment.
 

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