Go ahead for new Holyhead hotel

Councillors have given the go-ahead for a new 80-bedroom hotel in Holyhead.

The £4 million Premier Inn development, earmarked for the Port Cybi gateway on the outskirts of the town, was given planning permission on Wednesday afternoon.

The plans, which include a new bar and restaurant, were recommended for approval by Anglesey Council’s planning committee, after they were lodged in September by Conygar Investment.

The developers agreed with Premier Inn owners Whitbread on a lease in July – construction work on the new hotel, opposite the Road King truck stop, expected to take around ten months. Around 20 full-time jobs will be created.

A report discussed by planners claimed the new hotel would bring in an extra £1.5 million a year from visitors and £460,000 a year for the local economy.

Across North Wales, Premier Inn also runs hotels at Parc Menai in Bangor, Caernarfon’s Victoria Dock, Llandudno, Llandudno Junction and Rhuddlan.