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What should be done with Colwyn Bay Pier?

Demolish it
Carry out basic renovation (spend up to £5m)
Carry out comprehensive renovation, including all buildings (spend up to £10m)

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SteveH

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #915 on: July 12, 2017, 05:16:25 PM »
Officers recommended approval of demolition application.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #916 on: July 12, 2017, 08:26:58 PM »
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Officers recommended approval of demolition application.

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Headline on Teletext or whatever it is now called says that they will build a new shorter pier at the end nearest to the land. :o I never would have thought of that ! :-X
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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #917 on: August 16, 2017, 11:36:13 AM »
Fight to save pier not over.....

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« Reply #918 on: August 16, 2017, 12:11:42 PM »
Of course it's over, the fact that there is very little left of it kind of proves the point.
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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #919 on: September 21, 2017, 10:53:16 AM »
Colwyn Bay pier: Asbestos 'could contaminate beach.

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« Reply #920 on: October 06, 2017, 05:27:59 PM »
"The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier"    :( :( :(

Colwyn Bay's pier can now be pulled down after consent from the Welsh Government.
Conwy County Borough Council has received permission to dismantle Victoria Pier after a long running battle over its future.
The Listed Building Consent from the Welsh Government allows the Council to dismantle the structure and redevelop a truncated pier.

Council Chairman, Cllr Brian Cossey, said: "We’d like to thank the Minister for giving the application the careful consideration needed to reach this decision.
“Over recent years the Council has been quite clear about the deteriorating state of the pier and the significant risk it posed to public health and safety.
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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #921 on: November 01, 2017, 08:24:25 AM »
Meanwhile, Hastings pier, owned and run by the community, has just won yet another award.

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The council must be so proud. 

"Daddy, what really important things did you accomplish when you were a councillor?"
"Well, son, I managed to destroy the pier."
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« Reply #922 on: November 03, 2017, 11:30:32 AM »
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Meanwhile, Hastings pier, owned and run by the community, has just won yet another award.

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The council must be so proud. 

"Daddy, what really important things did you accomplish when you were a councillor?"
"Well, son, I managed to destroy the pier."
The unfortunate thing is that Hastings Pier is now struggling financially, entirely thanks to the architects lack of business understanding. I listened to an interview with him on Radio 4 the other day and he said something along the lines of 'I wanted the pier to have lots of open spaces rather than buildings'. The bit he didn't understand about piers is that the buildings contribute the revenue thats necessary to fund the continued maintenance to a pier, whilst vast areas of decking contribute not a penny.  &shake&

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« Reply #923 on: December 11, 2017, 09:44:00 AM »
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Meanwhile, Hastings pier, owned and run by the community, has just won yet another award.

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The council must be so proud. 

"Daddy, what really important things did you accomplish when you were a councillor?"
"Well, son, I managed to destroy the pier."
The unfortunate thing is that Hastings Pier is now struggling financially, entirely thanks to the architects lack of business understanding. I listened to an interview with him on Radio 4 the other day and he said something along the lines of 'I wanted the pier to have lots of open spaces rather than buildings'. The bit he didn't understand about piers is that the buildings contribute the revenue thats necessary to fund the continued maintenance to a pier, whilst vast areas of decking contribute not a penny.  &shake&
Hastings Pier is sadly now in administration:
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A sad example that a pier is, above all, a business, and should be treated as such in order to ensure its longevity.


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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #924 on: January 17, 2018, 05:49:25 PM »
Colwyn Bay pier, which has been an eyesore on the waterfront for years, could be gone by April.

Work to dismantle the rest of the Grade II listed Victoria Pier will start next week.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #925 on: January 17, 2018, 08:35:48 PM »
I love how they twist things...

An eyesore on the waterfront for years?

It was a thing of beauty for MANY more years.
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« Reply #926 on: January 25, 2018, 11:16:18 AM »
As contractors begin work on dismantling the rest of Colwyn Bay pier, the chairman of the Victoria Pier Trust says he has “no doubt” it will be replaced by a modern version.

He also revealed how the Trust hopes to save murals painted on the pavilion walls which are considered to be of “national importance”.
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« Reply #927 on: January 25, 2018, 02:30:39 PM »
There wasn't much work going on there when I passed on Tuesday

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« Reply #928 on: February 07, 2018, 03:55:13 PM »
The car parking charges on the Promenade between the pier and the skip don't start until the 12th February 2018 so I parked on the eastern side of the pier and took some photos.
I could hear some banging going on in the large building but couldn't see what was happening but work seems to be starting on removing what's left of the pier.
The demolition will make some of the residents homeless so they could be heading your way ME      ;D

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« Reply #929 on: February 07, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »
Poor pigeons!  :(
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