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.