North West Wales

Anglesey council wins battle over purchase of market hall

The former Holyhead Market Hall Image copyright Isle of Anglesey County Council

The owner of a historical market hall on Anglesey has been ordered to sell the building to the council.

Anglesey council issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the former Holyhead Market Hall after the owner failed to act on a repairs notice.

The owner challenged the CPO but, following a public consultation, the Welsh Government said the sale must go ahead.

The council plans to rehouse the town's library in the building.

Councillor Richard Dew said: "The Welsh Government's decision totally vindicates the great efforts made by the county council to protect this important historic building for future generations."

Image copyright Headland Design Associates
Image caption Plans for the new library

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