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Llandudno croquet club granted permission for clubhouse

Mr John Hannah has applied to Conwy's planning department, seeking permission to build a club house featuring a lounge, kitchen, and two toilets on the grassed area at Craig y Don Community Centre on Queen's Road.

A LLANDUDNO croquet club was granted permission to build on council land after an internal row with the neighbouring bowls group.

Craig y Don’s Croquet Club applied to Conwy’s planning department seeking permission to build a new clubhouse featuring a lounge, kitchen, and two toilets on a grassed area at Craig y Don Community Centre on Queen’s Road.

The Croquet Club applied to build on the council-owned green they share with the bowling club, but the bowling club wrote to the council objecting to the plans.

In a letter the bowls club said that the Croquet Club did not have exclusive use of the second green and only had 63 members compared to its 110.

But at a meeting this week, Conwy’s planning committee heard how the bowls had withdrawn the letter and were happy for the plans to go ahead.

Llandudno councillor Antony Bertola proposed councillors backed the plans.

“They are a very enthusiastic bunch of people,” he said.

“The club entertains many retired people in the area. The existing building they’ve got is antiquated.”

Cllr Chris Cater said, “The existing clubhouse is tiny, and I can fully understand them wanting to replace that.”

He added that there was ‘no way’ the club’s 63 members could fit in the tiny clubhouse.

Cllr Mandy Hawkins seconded Cllr Bertola’s proposal, and the committee voted in favour of the plans, despite an objection from a neighbour living on Clarence Gardens who feared the new building might cause her garden to flood.

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