A FORMER heliport could be transformed into new business units that could create over 40 full time jobs.

The site, near Holyhead's Morrisons store, has lain empty since the 1980s after a helicopter service between Holyhead and Dublin was grounded after just 10 weeks, having run into financial difficulties.

But the derelict site could now be given a new lease of life after councillors approved a change of use.

On Wednesday, its planning committee approved an application by Anglesey Council for up to 10 business units that could create up to 44 full time jobs if filled to capacity.

According to the planning report, the 1.7 hectare site on Parc Cybi, would also include parking for 61 vehicles.

Cllr Robin Williams' motion that the plans should be approved, was unanimously backed by fellow members.

Anglesey’s Economic & Community Regeneration Head of Service, Dylan Williams said, “Developing this strategic site which is part of the Welsh Government’s Enterprise Zone is of critical importance to enable local business expansion, and contribute to future demands associated with the Energy Island Programme investments”.