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Llanberis quarry plans go on show
Glyn Rhonwy Site: Image - Gwynedd County Council
The site covers 200 acres of former quarry workings
The latest plans to develop a former quarry site in Llanberis has gone on show to the public on Friday.

Organised by Gwynedd County Council the exhibition explains the council's 'vision' for the Glyn Rhonwy site.

The exhibition also gives details of two companies which have been short listed as potential developers.

One is for a mountain bike centre and business development and the other for a mixed leisure development incorporating a ski slope.

"The purpose of the exhibition will be to present information on the council's vision and objectives for the site," said Sioned Williams, Gwynedd council's head of economy and regeneration.

Development brief

It would provide an opportunity to explain what the council had already done to achieve that vision, and explain what the next steps will be, Ms Williams added.

Eight companies originally showed an interest in developing the 200-acre site just outside the village of Llanberis.

Glyn Rhonwy Llanberis
Part of the site was used as a bomb store during the Second World War

Beicio Llanberis Ltd with their mountain bike centre and business development and Snowdonia Gateway Ltd with their mixed use leisure development incorporating a ski slope, family water park and associated facilities were short-listed by the council in June.

Both companies were then invited to provide further details of their plans.

The council's 'development brief' states that any development will have to create quality employment opportunities for the benefit of Gwynedd's communities "by contributing to the area's cultural and linguistic wealth and natural beauty".

The exhibition will be at the Electric Mountain building in Llanberis every day from 15 - 20 September from 1030 - 1600 BST.

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