North West Wales

Porthmadog Coliseum's future decided after bat survey

Coliseum, Porthmadog
Image caption The Coliseum opened in 1931 but was shut in 2011 due to falling attendances

The future of an art deco cinema in Gwynedd remains uncertain until a bat survey is carried out.

Gwynedd council was supposed to decide on Monday whether plans to demolish the 83-year-old Coliseum in Porthmadog could go ahead.

It was closed in 2011 because of falling attendances and bought a year later by property developers who want to flatten the site.

A council spokeswoman said a full inspection must be held.

"The applicant must present a bat survey which includes a full inspection of the building before resubmitting the planning notice," she added.

Greater Manchester-based company Develop UK Northern says the existing building is "not commercially viable and is in a poor condition".

The firm says it wants to clear the site prior to winter and then to redevelop the plot "in due course".

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