Both Cadw and Conwy County Council failed to protect this historic house, which is now to be bulldozed for five flats!
When the request was made to Cadw to assess the building, someone went inside the locked building and smashed all of the Art Deco features, even the fireplaces.
A few years ago the same company bought another Art Deco house just around the corner, this blog ran a story on the history of the building and the stained glass crest of the family who had it built.
The next day the stained glass was all smashed, but from inside the locked building and not from outside. The lead was buckled outwards not inwards!
All very odd eh? Must be Elves!
It is about time the ethos on Heritage and the Environment changed, sadly Conwy Council does not care and the new Head of Council does not either, and has failed to speak up on the Bee Hotel being destroyed.
But the question should be,
How many blocks of flats do we need?
Why are these flats not being built as affordable homes?
And why are the council allowing these developers to sell to outsiders rather than to locals?
Until these changes and also Carbon emissions from demolition are taken seriously, everything will be torn down for flats along the seafront!
And greedy property developers will continue raping our heritage, and lining their own Avaricious pockets!
The demolition of an "iconic" art deco house has got underway amid plans to build five apartments in its place. A request to make the art deco house in Rhos on Sea a listed building was rejected last year.