Conwy County Borough Council's plans to redevelop Colwyn Bay's historic pier have hit problems, after the council's bid for nearly five million pounds of Heritage Lottery funding were turned down.
In recent years, the Victoria Pier has faced an uncertain future, with its former owner declared bankrupt in 2008.
The council announced it had become the new owner of the pier last week. The group it set up to renovate the structure, Shore Thing, had put the proposed Lottery funding at the centre of its plans.
The Grade-II listed pier was officially opened in 1900.