Have your say on Llanelli Town Hall disabled access plans

12 days ago

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on a new permanent disabled access at Llanelli Town Hall.

Carmarthenshire County Council wants to remove the temporary ramp and existing lift, which is beyond repair, and replace it with a new ramp or a lift.

Llanelli Town Hall is grade II listed and considered historically and architecturally important.

It was built in 1894-6 to the Italianate style designs of Williams Griffiths of Llanelli, selected from an 1892 competition.

The council has consulted with the Local Disability Coalition and the Llanelli and District Civic Society about the proposals but is also keen to gather public feedback ahead of a planning application for listed building consent being submitted to CADW and Welsh Government.

Option one is a permanent ramp, that would be simple, minimalistic, and sensitive to the building. A gap where the existing external lift is located would be closed up and restored.

The second option is for a new lift made of glass and stainless steel, and removal of the temporary ramp.

Cllr David Jenkins, Executive Board Member for Resources, said: “Llanelli Town Hall is a fantastic grade II listed building in the heart of the town, and it’s important to us that we get the permanent access arrangements right.

“The building is well used, including for weddings and registrations, meetings and office space, and we’re mindful that people will have their own views about what they would prefer.

“We will consider all comments received.”

The public consultation runs until June 26, 2019.

Comments can be left online or in writing at Llanelli Town Hall.

End date: June 26, 2019