Posted: Tue 24th Mar 2020

Bangor pub could be turned into flat as bid to keep it going fails

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2020

A Bangor pub could be turned into a two bedroom flat if approved by council planners.

An application has been submitted to turn the Mostyn Arms into a two bedroom flat, with the applicants conceding defeat in a bid to retain it as a pub after it was placed on the market a year ago.

The pub, located on Ambrose street between Ffordd Seion and Fairview Road, remains open but would have permission to be converted into living space if approved by planners.

“The building is currently in use as a public house on the ground floor, with a three bedroom flat above, being used by the landlord,” notes the access statement accompanying the application submitted by Mr Keith Jones, who is also a county councillor on the authority.

“The landlord wishes to retire and has been attempting to sell the property as a going concern for over 12 months.

“At this time there have been no offers made or viewings made, so our client has decided to apply for planning to convert the pub to a flat.”

It goes on to note, “The proposed ground floor layout creates an open plan living/dining space with a new kitchen, 2 No. double bedrooms one with en-suite and family bathroom.

“Externally, on the side elevation we will re-open an existing blocked window in the proposed kitchen and open a new window in the bedroom in order to provide more daylight to the new flat.

“All pub signs will be removed. The remaining external appearance will remain the same save for the removal of the external plant and equipment hidden behind the timber structure at the rear, which is also to be removed. The existing existing public house entrance will form the new access to the ground floor flat

“The existing windows and doors will be replaced throughout the property with the external doors and windows being thermally efficient.

“A new heating system and new electrical installation will also be installed.”

It’s expected that Gwynedd Council’s planning department will consider the application over the coming months.

By Gareth Williams – Local Democracy Reporter

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