North West Wales

Colwyn Bay pier will cost £15m to restore, report says

Colwyn Bay pier
Image caption The condition of Colwyn Bay pier has worsened during the ownership dispute

Plans to restore a grade II-listed Victorian pier in north Wales would cost more than £15m, a report says.

The derelict pier in Colwyn Bay has been closed since 2008 and is in the middle of the town's £37m coastal defence and regeneration work.

Conwy council had a £600,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to investigate the feasibility of restoring the pier.

But the report raises doubts over £6m of Welsh government funding, adding that demolition would cost about £1m.

The report will be discussed at a meeting of the full council on Thursday.

The pier's former owner Steve Hunt has been involved in a legal battle with the council disputing its claim to ownership.

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