Llandudno is one of 23 Conservation Areas in the planning district of Conwy and we’re proud to play our part in this region once more, as work begins in Llandudno on an ex promenade view hotel.
The house, going through a huge renovation project, is set to become one of the region’s architectural flag flyers.
Outside of being one of 23 Conservation Creas, Llandudno also sits within the Article 4 Direction covering Conwy, Llandudno, Llanrwst and the Penmaenmawr Conservation Areas.
The Article 4 Direction – serves to restrict permitted development rights, where a lot of the things people do without planning permission is taken for granted. This direction has been put in place by Conwy County Borough Council when it was clear that the character and the appearance of these particular town centres were being affected by inappropriate and unsympathetic alterations, along with the use of unsuitable materials.
The authority has been working hard to establish a clear long-term strategy to tackle erosion of the special character of its Conservation Areas. Llandudno and Conwy in particular, are widely recognised as being two of the finest historic areas in Wales.
If you have yet to visit, it’s certainly worth a stay. With a stroll along the parade and the town, you’ll be enjoying many of the buildings that have preserved their appearance of Italianate style that have made it comparable with Palermo and Menton. Llandudno stands as a model of Victorian and Edwardian eclecticism.
So, for our own part in preserving the national heritage, we get to restore another fine building, returning it back to its heyday as we look to save it from the unsuitable building material currently in place – in this case uPVC – and replacing it with 20 of the finest wooden sash windows that one can buy!