Don't Start Pounds 100m Marina Project without Our Say-So; WELSH GOVERNMENT STEP IN ROW AND SAY:
Byline: TOM BODDEN
THE Welsh Government yesterday applied the brakes to the pounds 100m Holyhead Waterfront development.
Anglesey council was instructed not to approve the project until given the go ahead by Cardiff.
Environment minister John Griffiths will continue to consider whether he will determine the application..
Developers Conygar Stena Line aim to build 326 homes, a 500-berth marina, retail, leisure, restaurants, hotel and office space, in a prime location on Newry Beach.
It said that the new development would act as a catalyst to attract further investment to the area as well as more visitors to Anglesey.
But critics presented a protest petition with 4,500 names to Welsh Government officials in Cardiff, objecting to Anglesey council's go-ahead to the plans last month.
Protesters want a public planning inquiry into the project which they claim will rob the port town of its only beach facility.
Action group leader Mandi Abrahams said yesterday: "We are very happy with the decision by the Welsh Government because there are far too many issues to be considered, including how the application was handled by Anglesey Campaign: council. …