Former Anglesey chapel could be turned into holiday let as amended plans lodged
Amended plans have been submitted to convert an historic Anglesey chapel into holiday accommodation.
The proposals seek to address concerns raised when a previous request was turned down over fears about the loss of the building’s “special” qualities.
The application relates to the Grade II-listed Capel Mawr in Menai Bridge and was received by Anglesey Council planners last month.
The latest plans would see the the former Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel turned into three holiday lets.
They have been filed by Lee and Sarah Maher, of Menai Bridge, through agents Owen Devenport Ltd.
The chapel was first built in 1838 but later rebuilt in 1855 and known previously as the Beersheba Methodist Chapel, according to the Coflein.gov.uk website.
The vacant building is situated in the southern part of Menai Bridge, with Chapel Street to the north and New Street to the east.
The former religious building has been empty for some years and is described in the plans as “somewhat run-down”.
The new application follows two earlier requests, one for planning permission and one for listed building consent.
Planning permission was originally approved in August 2022, but listed building consent was refused after the local authority said the proposals could “harm the special character, appearance, and value of the listed building”.
In a report, agents acting on behalf of the applicants said: “This proposal seeks to address those concerns through greater detail, as well as changes to the design of the scheme.”
“It is considered that those concerns have been entirely overcome in the amended submission, and thus there should be no barrier to granting listed building consent.
The application states a new first floor area would be created within the building”, with the existing tiered seating area to be retained.
It adds: “Plasterwork ceiling is to be restored or subject to minor covering and retention as required and shown on the plans.”
A decision will be made on the proposals at a later date.
By Dale Spridgeon – Local Democracy Reporter
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