Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: Birnbeck Pier

Change on the horizon for Birnbeck Pier

Birnbeck Pier North Somerset Council
North Somerset Council has advanced plans to purchase Birnbeck Pier, after the High Court ordered owner CNM Estates to find a buyer before 22 January, following a loan dispute.

Birnbeck owner back in hot water over alleged failed loan repayment

Birnbeck Pier CNM RNLI
Court proceedings filed by a former financial-backer of CNM Estates has given the company until January 22 to find a new owner for Birnbeck Pier - or risk forcing a low-ball sale to the RNLI.

Grand Pier Weston eyes Seaquarium take-over

Grand Pier Weston to acquire seafront aquarium
During their tenure at the Grand Pier in Weston, the Michael family have turned a derelict pier into an award-winning icon of the region. Hit hard by closures forced by government rules on Covid, the Michaels have looked to expand their offering with a move to take over the town’s former aquarium.

CNM not yet done with Birnbeck

CNM Birnbeck
The saga is not yet over down at Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare, as the news comes that despite the local council’s launch of an ongoing Compulsory Purchase Order process, the owner has decided to move forward with their own plans to finally repair the dilapidated structure.

CPO issued at Birnbeck Pier but owners put up a fight

Birnbeck Pier Compulsory Purchase Order
The ongoing saga at Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier reached a new stage of intensity last week, after North Somerset Council confirmed that they had served the pier’s owners with a Compulsory Purchase Order.

Battle for Birnbeck as RNLI seek to advance plans

Birnbeck Pier RNLI
The tale of Birnbeck Pier is a long and meandering one with a new twist in the shape of Royal National Lifeboat Institute plans to return to the landmark.

CNM Estates fight back and submit Birnbeck plans despite council CPO

Birnbeck Pier CNM Estates refurbishment plans
The owners of Birnbeck Pier have outlined a first phase refurbishment of the dilapidated structure, after North Somerset Council voted to issue a Compulsory Purchase Order on the landmark

Birnbeck’s “Banksy” nicked and dismissed as hoax, but Boey lives on in Hastings

Birnbeck Banksy
The appearance of a potential (if doubtful) Banksy work near troubled Birnbeck Pier caught headlines momentarily…before it was stolen less than 24 hours later.

Quid pro quo: Council offers £1 for Birnbeck Pier

birnbeck pier compulsory purchase order
North Somerset Council has offered the owners of Birnbeck Pier the princely sum of £1 to purchase the site, or else face having it taken over forcibly as..

NSC set to agree Birnbeck Pier CPO in July

Birnbeck Pier CPO
North Somerset Council is to meet next month to agree on the issue of a Compulsory Purchase Order of Birnbeck Pier, after Historic England allocated a £127,000 grant in February to help support the authority’s bid.

Stand aside, Weston MP tells Birnbeck pier owners

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Weston-super-Mare has been without ‘Birnbeck Pier’ for nigh on quarter of a century. Laying derelict, it seems everyone wants it back, but no-one has managed to get one step forward. The local MP is now calling on a new management team to step in and help regenerate the resort.   John Penrose, MP for Weston-super- Mare, has urged the owners of...

Weston-super-Mare: A grand tale of two piers

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Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has launched the trial of a new pricing deal as its neighbour to the north, Birnbeck Pier, sails towards a brighter future.   The Grand Pier’s allinclusive family deal, which includes unlimited ride wristbands and meals for two children and two adults for less than £60, is hoped to prove popular and pave the way for additional pricing...