Listed building flats scheme gets go-ahead
A listed building that was once council offices will be converted into flats.
The project by Muse Developments will see the Grade II listed Glan y Don turned into nine apartments after Cowny Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead.
The scheme will be made up of two flats with two bedrooms and seven with one bedroom on the old Civic Centre site to the rear of North Wales Police headquarters.
No objections had been received, however the issue of the loss of office accommodation was raised by officers, but later dismissed as those at the site were considered to be no longer modern enough to meet current demands and therefore would be difficult to market.
Two of the flats will be affordable, something that pleased Llansannan county councillor and a former chairwoman of the committee, Sue Lloyd-Williams.
She said: “The site is in quite a sorry state as it stands because there is no life there. In looking at the application before us I’m very happy to propose that we approve this application.
“I’m also satisfied to see that there will be affordable units. We are always pleading for affordable units.”
Highways officers had raised issues about the traffic survey saying it would need to be seen in the context of what will happen to the rest of the site.
Uwchaled county councillor, Peter Lewis, said: “I’m sure officers will be mindful of the volume of traffic that was actually on that site when we (the council) occupied it. And I think it would be quite interesting to know what the volume of traffic was there on a daily basis because I know it was pretty difficult getting a parking space there.”
The developer was also granted listed building consent to make alterations to Glan y Don.
By Shane Brennan – Local Democracy Reporter
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