In 2014, Conygar Stena Line Ltd obtained outline planning permission for the regeneration of Holyhead Waterfront, comprising residential dwellings, a marina, as well as retail, leisure and employment uses. Since then, no reserved matters applications have come forward and amendments to the original permission is required. In order to achieve this, AXIS sought to submit a detailed planning application to Anglesey Council for the new scheme on behalf of the developer.
Congar’s plans are designed to deliver the complete regeneration of the waterfront area and aim to:
- Attract more visitors to both Holyhead and Anglesey
- Regenerate the area through continued investment
- Improve public access, extend the Promenade, enhance public open space along Beach Road and create a new beach east of the new breakwater and marina facility
In May 2021, Cavendish was instructed to develop and deliver a digital engagement and consultation strategy to help secure planning approval for a full, detailed planning application for the Holyhead Waterfront Regeneration Scheme.
Our work included recommending a tiered set of stakeholders with a sequenced approach to engagement. The development of a dual language digital platform to host the consultation materials and application documents facilitating pre-application feedback and ensuring a consultation was produced that adhered to and exceeded the Welsh Statutory Consultation requirements.
The development of a Pre-Application Consultation Report (PAC Report) for submission with the planning application. The application was submitted to Anglesey Council in October 2021.
Despite organised opposition, Cavendish was able to navigate these controversial proposals and mobilise support for the proposals. The application currently awaits determination.