Posted: Wed 19th Apr 2023

Plans to turn former Bangor nightclub into flats receive approval

North Wales news and information

Plans to develop a former Bangor nightclub into homes have been welcomed amid hopes it will help regenerate the city centre. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The scheme to convert the former Lounge club and bar building on the High Street was considered by Cyngor Gwynedd’s planning committee yesterday. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The full application, which called for the change of use and conversion of the property into nine one-bedroom self-contained flats, was approved after receiving no objections.. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The proposals were put forward by Llion Thomas of Penmaenmawr JAT Construction Ltd, through planning agent Huw Evans. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The building has seen many uses over the years including being a sports bar and a Conservative Club. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Bangor City Council had supported the application on grounds that “it could help improve the image of Bangor High Street”. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

A letter from the council’s city director Martin Hanks said the development was “in keeping with Welsh Government policies to transform previous commercial premises into living accommodation in town centres.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

He added the plans also “mirror the city council’s objectives to re-generate that area of the city”. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The highways authority said the scheme would not have an adverse effect on the road network, with the plans stating that residents would also use existing nearby public parking at Plas Llwyd. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Bangor Dwyrain ward Councillor Dylan Fearnley said: “That area of Bangor High Street already has lots of flats above the shops, so there were no objections to developing more and it is better for there to be homes developed than it being an empty building.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

By Dale Spridgeon – Local Democracy Reporter ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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