Welsh Government supports work to remove St David’s Hotel, Harlech
Demolition work on a derelict building which has been an eyesore in Harlech is being supported by the Welsh Government, ensuring the work can be completed quickly to benefit the community and local economy, Minister for Economy and North Wales Ken Skates has announced.
Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) has already begun the demolition of St David’s Hotel in Harlech, which has been empty for many years. There have been concerns in the local community about the impact of the derelict building on the community and tourism as well as health and safety.
The Welsh Government is providing crucial contingency funding of up to £30,000 to cover any unexpected costs which may come up as part of the process, ensuring there are no delays and the work is completed as quickly as possible.
This funding is in addition to more substantial funding of over £300,000 provided to SNPA in 2018 by Welsh Government. This enabled important preparatory works and surveys to take place, and the demolition costs to be met.
The work was supported in Harlech because of the hotel’s detrimental impact on the special landscape qualities of the area, which is in Snowdonia National Park, as well as on the tourism industry.
Economy Minister Ken Skates said:
Harlech is one of the jewels of the North Wales tourism industry, with its stunning beaches, coastal path and world famous castle. The derelict St David’s Hotel has been a concern in the town for a long time and I’m pleased that the Welsh Government is able to support Snowdonia National Park Authority in their work to demolish the building as quickly as possible. This will be a further boost to the area’s natural beauty.
Latest News from
Bus Emergency Scheme to secure future of industry06/07/2020 10:15:00
Bus Operators across Wales will be rescued by a further funding package from Welsh Government. Wales’ bus industry will be funded through a new Bus Emergency Scheme, providing financial support for revenue lost during the coronavirus pandemic in return for greater public control over our buses.
Stay local to be lifted in Wales03/07/2020 16:10:00
The requirement to stay local will be lifted from 6 July, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today.
Nearly £10m to help improve water quality in Wales03/07/2020 11:05:00
Nearly £10m of capital funding will be used in 2020-21 to improve water quality across Wales and also tackle water pollution issues from abandoned metal mines.
Funding to support Welsh-language advice line for parents03/07/2020 09:05:00
A parenting and family advice charity has been awarded funding to extend its helpline service to Welsh speakers as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to support parents during Covid-19 to stay safe and stay positive.
Team Wales approach to tackle climate change02/07/2020 16:05:00
Welsh Government welcomes a ‘team Wales’ approach across the whole public sector to realise the ambition of becoming a low carbon economy and help to tackle climate change.
Timetable for phased reopening of tourism sector02/07/2020 14:05:00
Wales’ hospitality sector will prepare to re-open outdoors from 13 July, International Relations Minister Eluned Morgan today confirmed.
Call goes out for Wales’ #LowCarbonHeroes as nation looks towards recovery from Covid-19 pandemic02/07/2020 11:05:00
It is now more than a year since the Welsh Government declared a climate emergency, and committed itself to achieving a carbon neutral public sector by 2030 and to coordinating action through its Low Carbon Plan to help other areas of the economy to make a decisive shift away from fossil fuels.
Welsh Government to extend measures to protect businesses impacted by coronavirus from eviction during summer01/07/2020 11:05:00
The Welsh Government is extending measures to protect businesses affected by coronavirus from eviction during the summer, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates, has announced.
Dental and optometry practices to see more patients in next phase of pandemic recovery01/07/2020 09:05:00
Dental and optometry practices across Wales are gradually reintroducing a broader range of services as part of the phased recovery of health services from the coronavirus pandemic.