Demolition of seaside kiosks in Rhos on Sea would be ‘absolutely nonsensical’, says MS
A campaign calling for popular seaside kiosks in Rhos-on-Sea to be retained or replaced as part of a scheme to upgrade the promenade has been backed by a local politician.
Conwy County Borough Council has announced plans to widen footpaths on the promenade for cyclists and pedestrians.
It would result in kiosks along the stretch being demolished but Clwyd West MS Darren Millar says there is no clear plan or timescale for their replacement.
The owners of the kiosks, local residents and regular visitors have also expressed their concern over the proposals.
Mr Millar said: “These kiosks are popular, thriving businesses which are busy all year round; it is absolutely nonsensical to bulldoze them without a clear plan for their replacement.
“While there is much to welcome in Conwy County Borough Council’s proposals, I am concerned that the lack of proper consideration for these kiosks could end up driving people away.
“There appears to have been scant regard to the owners of these kiosks. This is their livelihood and to snatch it away from them in this way is unacceptable.
“The local authority must ensure these kiosks are either retained or that funding in place to replace the kiosks as part of the proposed programme of works.
“Locals and visitors have enjoyed the presence of kiosks on the promenade for over 60 years, I urge the council to urgently revisit its proposals so that people can enjoy them in the future.”
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