Amended plans have been submitted to build 4 blocks of flats incorporating 70 living units, at the former Jewson Ltd, Penlon Works, at the lower end of Bangor High Street.

Bangor City Council has re-iterated their original objection to the development on the grounds that there is insufficient parking available on the site or nearby; with the introduction of an additional floor they believe it represents an over-development of the site and is not in character with the immediate area.

The council also believe the application varies so much from the original approval that it represents a new application and should be treated as such.

Previous Planning

Previous planning applications for 161 student flats were rejected in 2011, after strong opposition from Bangor City Council and residents who staged protests and sent letters and emails of objection. The number of units was later reduced to 109 but this was rejected again in 2013, despite an appeal from the developers to the Welsh Assembly government.

Outline planning for the site was approved in 2015, but Bangor councillors have now written to the Gwynedd planning committee voicing their objections to the revised plans.

The plans can be viewed on the Gwynedd Council Website: Click Here: C17/0835/11/MG

Local residents have until 12 December to make any observations on the plans.