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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With breaks in the cloud this afternoon allowing the sunshine to shine through, pollen levels will rise to very high today.
It'll be humid and rather cloudy today, with some drizzle at times, mainly to the west of the mountains.