An empty warehouse on Cardigan’s waterfront could be converted into a multi-use building with an entertainment area, enterprise zones, hostel and spa room if plans are approved by the county council.

James Lynch, who is behind a number of eco-tourism ventures in Cardigan and the surrounding area, wants to redevelop the former Lloyds Wharf warehouse on Cambrian Quay to “combine event, exhibition, restaurant and creative production spaces with a form of luxury bunkhouse and work accommodation”.

But while the scheme is being recommended for approval by council planning officers, there have been objections to the development with more than 20 local residents raising concerns about noise impact, whether there is the need for the proposed uses and issues over parking and refuse storage and collection.

Cardigan Town Council had also raised concerns about use of a footpath by the site and concerns over both noise nuisance and parking.

The development of Lloyds Wharf had been identified by council officers as a priority for regeneration to bring it back into use and could help stimulate employment in the town.

The planning report says: “The proposed development will utilise an existing under-used warehouse in a prime location, fronting onto the river and within the town centre boundary."

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