The Heritage Lottery says was a long queue for cash and they couldn't stretch to £4.5m for Colwyn Bay pier.
The council have bought it but former owner Steve Hunt is still pursuing legal action over this point. The case is due in county court.
The news leaked by Mr Hunt. Heritage Lottery were planning to release press statement tomorrow. They're puzzled how Mr Hunt found out.
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Scattered showers with the odd heavy burst possible but there will be plenty of sunny spells too.
A rather wet and windy evening, with rain in the north and showers elsewhere.
The 19-year-old's body was discovered in Builth Wells last month, just days after he was reported missing at the Royal Welsh Show.