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PLANS have been unveiled to convert a former school into a new enterprise centre in Dyffryn Ogwen.

Bethesda’s Canolfan Cefnfaes is currently used as a community facility, but would be transformed into an enterprise centre including offices, workshops, meeting spaces and bunkhouse accommodation.

The plans, put forward by Partneriaeth Ogwen, have now been submitted to Gwynedd Council’s planning department for consideration.

“This application is another step towards realizing the central objective of creating employment in the area, to give entrepreneurship a home, to attract visitors in order to promote the local economy and to make it an attractive place to live, grow and flourish,” note the supporting documents accompanying the application.

“An extensive community consultation was undertaken during 2020 to gauge the response, and as a result potential tenants were invited.

“The building has been reviewed from a number of different scenarios, agreeing a flexible plan that could be adapted over time to respond to changing demand or economic circumstances.

“This application does not include any intention to extend the building, and any external works will be limited to necessary repairs.”

In March Partneriaeth Ogwen revealed it had signed a lease to take over the running of the Gwynedd Council-owned facility.

It’s expected that Gwynedd Council planners will consider the plans over the coming weeks.


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