A town’s former library and two primary schools have been given demolition approval.

Anglesey Council’s planning committee rubber-stamped the proposals which will see both Ysgol y Parc and Ysgol y Parchedig Thomas Ellis – which both shut in 2017 – razed to the ground.

Also set to be demolished is the town’s former library, now redundant after the facility was moved to the revamped Market Hall, which underwent a major facelift as part of a £4m redevelopment project.

Demolishing all the sites, says the authority, would increase their capital value and more attractive for future development.

Meeting on Wednesday, the planning committee approved the demolition of all three sites – with Cllr Glyn Haynes that the decision joking “would see more of Holyhead demolished than during the Second World War.”

Cllr Trefor Lloyd Hughes urged the council to ensure that the work on Ysgol y Parchedig Thomas Ellis to take place as soon as possible as it was already “causing issues,” hinting at some anti social behaviour in the area.

A report report, approved by the  council Executive, noted: “This land would then be available to be redeveloped either utilising remaining EU funds or sold to the private sector, generating capital receipts for the county council as well as wider job opportunities and growth.”

A similar application was also submitted in November to demolish Ysgol Llaingoch by DU Construction, having described the site as a “magnet for persistent vandalism” and a “safety hazard.”