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Last Updated: Monday, 25 February 2008, 17:14 GMT
Business park 'boost' for island
Plan showing Llangefni development area
Aerial image of the Llangefni development area
Another plan for a business park has been unveiled on Anglesey.

Developer Glyn Pritchard Jones said the 700,000 sq ft of office space at Llangefni would boost the economy by providing roads to attract businesses.

Office space is included in another plan for a 55 acre retail and business park, eight miles (13km) away between Llanfairpwll and Menai Bridge.

An Anglesey council spokesman confirmed they had been in talks with Mr Jones about his plans for Llangefni.

Mr Jones said he had been working on the proposals with his company St Malo for the past three years and hopes they will be forwarded to the council within the next two weeks.

Another scheme by developers Ynys Mon Estates LLP at Ty Mawr was unveiled earlier this month.

"Unbeknown to us the council had also been talking to another company about their plan between the two bridges," said Mr Jones.

It seems pointless to build another one
Douglas Madge, Bangor Business Forum

He said he had been "biding my time" but now felt he had to go public with his plans.

Mr Jones already owns the land and said he would provide a road structure for "semi or little public outlay" which would attract businesses to the town.

Llangefni was also a more "justified" location for a business park, he added.

Mr Jones said in addition to his development, Anglesey council could develop land they own nearby for retail.

"I have instructed my company architect to draw up plans that would show what could be achievable there," he said.

Council land

"This could mean the council makes money from a development which gives something back to the community," he added.

A spokesman for Anglesey county council said: "We can confirm that discussions have taken place between the council and Glyn Pritchard Jones and that he has offered to provide plans for the redevelopment of land at Ysgol y Graig and Ysgol y Bont in Llangefni."

Across the Menai Strait the chairman of the Bangor Business Forum, Douglas Madge, said he was against yet another business park.

"It seems pointless to build another one, there should be a strategy in Gwynedd and Mon on such developments," he said.

Anglesey county councillor W J Williams told BBC Radio Cymru's Post Cyntaf programme that he was uncertain of another development.

"We have to welcome any job opportunities though as it is important for the island," he said.

"There is high unemployment here and low wages, but it's important any development will be sustainable," he added.

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