Apartment development blocked over protected trees
Plans to build apartments in Colwyn Bay have been blocked because of two protected trees.
The application for Llanrwst Road, Colwyn Bay, would have seen an existing single building on an irregular shaped piece of land being demolished and replaced with four flats.
But the council’s own tree officer warned that removal of two of the trees on the site could make surrounding land unstable.
Today at a meeting in Bodlondeb members of Conwy Council’s planning committee agreed with officers and refused the application.
A report from officers said: “I have concerns that works to remove part of the bank which retains the trees will leave them, potentially, unstable and a threat to the proposed dwellings.”
Uwchaled county councillor, Peter Lewis, agreed the application needed to be rejected as the trees would need to be removed to provide sufficient sight lines of the road.
“I think this particular application hinges on the issue of trees really. Which in itself effects the ability to make the necessary splays to satisfy the highways officer. So I think in light of the report which is quite explicit as to the reasons why I’m mindful to go with the officer’s recommendations,” he said.
By Shane Brennan – Local Democracy Reporter
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