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Bosun

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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1305 on: January 03, 2018, 04:32:17 PM »


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Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may have been given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

mull

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« Reply #1306 on: January 03, 2018, 06:14:49 PM »
Just read the Daily Post report.

The hotel was know as North Western Hotel in my younger days.


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« Reply #1307 on: January 03, 2018, 06:25:16 PM »
Years before that it was two hotels, the Castle Hotel nearest the prom and the Temperance Hotel nearest the Railway Station.
My G Grandfather had the Temperance Hotel and our family were known in the town as Hughes Temperance but we're still trying to live that name down.     Z**    Z**

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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1308 on: January 07, 2018, 12:14:04 PM »
Are Developers sitting on land banks and not developing them?        I suppose that we have an example in this area with the Penmorfa Hotel where planning was obtained years ago and nothing ever done with the application and now there is talk of another variation to that application.   



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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1309 on: January 18, 2018, 09:50:57 PM »
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At last something is happening at ' The Grand Ash'. Workmen are filling skips as fast as they can.

Still nothing at 'The Royal'

Working like mad at the Grand Ash still.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1310 on: February 13, 2018, 07:24:52 AM »
I wonder if this would have applied to the Penmorfa Hotel and other sites that have already had outline planning granted?


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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1311 on: March 15, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »
Looks like the Penmorfa Hotel project may go to the back of the queue again.      What will CCBC do now about this eyesore?



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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1312 on: April 11, 2018, 10:42:39 AM »
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Looks like the Penmorfa Hotel project may go to the back of the queue again.      What will CCBC do now about this eyesore?

Decade after 'Alice in Wonderland' hotel demolished the site still remains empty
Developer Anwyl urged to bring forward a sensitive scheme to replace the historic property.

Housing managing director at Anwyl Homes, Mathew Anwyl, commented: “We have recently made a pre planning application to adjust the scheme that already has approval and are currently preparing the details for another pre-application community consultation.”     &shake&

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Hugo

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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1313 on: April 11, 2018, 10:59:09 AM »
Anwyl have used one trick after another on this site and CCBC should have stepped in a long time ago to stop it.    There is a lesson to be learnt in dealing with these developers because it can happen again at the Castle Hotel and Pier Pavilion site

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« Reply #1314 on: April 11, 2018, 11:23:49 AM »
I think they play a waiting game, when all the fuss has died down, they get their own way, especially when they are "urged" to move forward, this only strengthens their hand.

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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #1315 on: April 14, 2018, 12:28:45 PM »
They certainly have played a waiting game Steve      &shake&

They originally applied for planning in 2006 and were granted planning forabout 25 apartments but the condition was that the new side extensions could be demolished but the centre and original section was to remain

They demolished the side sections and then waited until their wilful neglect of the property meant that it was not "viable" to keep the centre section so they applied to demolish the centre section and build 28 apartments and that was granted.   By the way the plans for the 28 apartments looked good and in keeping with the original building and surroundings

The centre section was quickly demolished and they waited and waited and waited and by 2013 they had alleged that work had commenced on the building by the fact that a pipe had been laid into the site!

Then they waited and waited and now appear to be talking to CCBC  about a new plan that looks like something from Legoland and the apartments have increased from 28 to about 50

The last photo is of a painting by Dean Liddell who had the Penmorfa House built