1. ITV Report

Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier to be dismantled

Work to dismantle Victoria Pier will begin in January Credit: Ian Lang/ITV Wales

Work to dismantle Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier is to begin in January and is expected to take around 3 months.

Conwy County Borough Council has given the green light to dismantle the Pier as councillors agreed to implement new planning permission.

After the meeting, Council Chairman, Cllr Brian Cossey said:

We’re all aware of the deteriorating state of the pier; the collapse earlier this year confirmed the very real risk it poses to the public.

The work to dismantle the remaining structure needs to be carried out in a safe, carefully planned and controlled manner, and following a thorough procurement process, today’s decision means that we can finally award the contract to carry out that work.

– Conwy County Borough Council, Cllr Brian Cossey

Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust is developing proposals and funding applications for the future restoration and re-creation of a more 'substantial, self-sufficient' pier.

Mark Roberts from Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust, said:

The Trust is greatly encouraged by this outcome today. It gives us confidence in moving forward.

– Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust, Mark Roberts

At a Cabinet meeting (after Council), Cabinet Members agreed to issue the contract for the dismantling work.