Councillors vote to demolish Colwyn Bay pier

Conwy councillors vote in favour of demolishing Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier. The pier was closed in 2008 and has stood empty since.

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Protesters gather ahead of Colwyn Bay pier meeting

Feelings run high about the historic pier. Credit: Ian Lang/ITV News

Councillors in Conwy will be discussing the future of Colwyn Bay's Victorian Pier this morning.

There are a number of options to be considered with demolition the most radical.

It's been estimated that it would cost up to £15 million pound to restore it.

The issue has been dogged by controversy with a simmering dispute over ownership between the council and the pier's former owner Steve Hunt.

This morning a small band of pier supporters gathered outside the council chamber calling for the pier to be saved.

Decision due on the future of Colwyn Bay Pier

Clwyd West Conservative MP David Jones said the people of Colwyn Bay had a stake in the future of the pier Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A decision is due later today over the future of Colwyn Bay pier.

The pier was closed in 2008 and has stood empty since.

Many people are concerned the council will choose to demolish the landmark.

The pier was opened in 1901 and has hosted performances from the likes of Morecambe and Wise, Elvis Costello, Motorhead and Harry Secombe.

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