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Colwyn Bay nursing home could be replaced by 23 affordable homes

The former Guys Cliff Care Home in Colwyn Bay

A VACANT Colwyn Bay nursing home could be converted into 23 affordable apartments.

Wales and West Housing Association has applied to Conwy County Council’s planning department, seeking permission to develop the former Guy’s Cliff Nursing Home on Conway Road.

The nursing home’s former owner retired and sold the building before Christmas 2022.

The plans will include pedestrian access and parking but won’t create any employment in the town.

A heritage statement provided as part of the application explained the former nursing home building was made up of two former separate homes.

The statement added that the buildings did not have heritage recognition or protection and were not listed buildings – or within a conservation area.

The statement read: “Individually the buildings afford no particular heritage merit being typical examples of early 20th century building types, adulterated by modern interventions, found in towns and cities across the UK.”

The heritage statement suggested the new design should be in keeping with the area.

“In general built-environment terms, however, some value may be seen to lie in how the scale forms and general appearance of Guy’s Cliff accords, complements, and reinforces the character of the neighbourhood,” it read.

Conwy is currently facing a housing crisis with the council even lifting a blanket bedsit ban in a bid to meet the demand for homes.

Councillors have said that affordable housing across the county is badly needed to meet a rising demand and also help solve a homelessness problem.