Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Mumbles Big Apple attains listed status

Mumbles Pier
Nearly 90 years on from its construction, an iconic ice- cream kiosk on Mumbles Pier has been granted listed building status by the Welsh Government. The iconic, apple-shaped Big Apple stand has been something of a local attraction in Swansea for generations. Built in the 1930’s as part of a marketing campaign promoting cider, the Big Apple was one of...

Mumbles gears up for national storytelling week

Mumbles, national, storytelling, seaside
There’s a perfect storm coming in Mumbles, in the combined shape of politics, prose and piers. A celebration of National Storytelling Week at Mumbles Pier is to be launched by the country’s former first minister with back-up from some Swansea City players. Former first minister of Wales and leader of Welsh Labour Carwyn Jones has confirmed that he will soon be...

Welsh government puts Mumbles Pier plans on hold

Wales, mumbles, mumbles pier, swansea council
Plans to build a hotel, retail complex and 26 flats on the foreshore and headland of Mumbles Pier appear to have received a major setback. According to BBC Wales, the Welsh Government has ordered Swansea Council not to grant permission without the prior authorisation of ministers. A letter to the council’s head of planning said that while the government’s instruction “prevents...

Mumbles development lays on protected ground, claim opponents

Emotions run high when it comes to seafront developments; and Mumbles Pier, not surprisingly, fits into that category. The Ameco development in the glorious Welsh seaside town will see £35 million invested in the pier and a five- storey hotel. All good so far for the regeneration of Mumbles. But, not everyone wants this and their search for any loophole...

‘Visually distinctive’ plans for Mumbles Pier redevelopment revealed

Mumbles Pier, redevelopment plans,
Mumbles Pier has revealed new designs for the redevelopment of its foreshore buildings to the public. They offer a detailed look at the 31-room hotel and 26 flats that are being built as part of a £35m project. It comes as work continues on the £3.2m restoration of the pier itself, with period Victorian features being removed for storage and refurbishment. A...

Mumbles heathland plans submitted

Mumbles Pier
Official plans for the £35m Mumbles Pier restoration project have been submitted to local authorities with designs to turn the headland area into a world class attraction. The Mumbles seafront is on course for wholesale changes as pier operators have formally submitted plans pertaining to the construction of a five storey holiday accommodation complex. With £3.2m worth of renovation work set...