Welsh government sells land at undeveloped business park after 21 years

Parc Bryn Cegin
Parc Bryn Cegin

It remains unknown who the land had been sold to, nor how much of the site is part of the deal

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The Welsh government has confirmed that it had agreed to the sale of their interest in the freehold of a plot of industrial land at the empty Bryn Cegin site in Bangor, Gwynedd.

The sale of land occurs 21 years after the site was first created, Welsh government ministers had previously been criticised last year when it was revealed they had spent £11m on the empty site.

It remains unknown who the land had been sold to, nor how much of the site is part of the deal.

Gwynedd Council had planned to create a Park and Ride scheme on the outskirts of Bangor, yet these plans had not come to fruition. There had also been intention for a cinema but a lack of interest from restaurants needed to make the scheme work, meant those plans were also shelved.

A Welsh government statement says it was "together with an option to purchase and to award a property development grant to support the development of an industrial development scheme".