Posted: Sat 16th Dec 2023

Haven Pauses Work on Pwllheli Beach in Gwynedd After Asbestos Discovery

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Dec 16th, 2023

Haven has paused work on a section of beach in Gwynedd after the discovery of asbestos.
The holiday giant is currently carrying out work on Pwllheli Beach, near its Hafan Y Mor site, to protect the land and coastal path from erosion.
The company has confirmed it has had to pause work in one area of the beach after asbestos was discovered nearby.
The area has been “isolated and sterilised” and the company is now working with Natural Resources Wales [NRW] and the Health and Safety Executive [HSE] to resolve the issue.
The company said: “We are carrying out extensive works to enhance Pwllheli Beach and making significant investment to protect the land and coastal path from coastal erosion.
“Following a discovery behind the beach, work has temporarily paused in this vicinity.
“There is currently no risk to the workforce or wider public during this time and we are working with specialist contractors to take the appropriate action.”
An NRW spokesperson said: “We have been informed of the discovery asbestos as part of a construction project.
“Officers have visited the site and we are in contact with the owners and HSE.”
A HSE spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of this incident and are making enquiries.”
Back in 2021, Haven was given permission for a major £13m investment plan that would see more than 150 jobs created during the construction period and nearly 50 long term roles.
The plans included seeing static caravan accommodation replace existing old two storey Butlins apartments.
The plans also included the introduction of a beach café with terrace and play area.
In addition, new coastal defences were also proposed along the coastline. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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