Chris Loyn is noted for his modernist designs – such as this flat-roofed design for a new house in Park Road, Penarth. It was supplanted by a more traditional pitched roof design.

Chris Loyn president of Penarth Civic Society

Penarth Civic Society has confirmed that award-winning Penarth architect Chris Loyn has now stepped down as the president of the society.

Mr Loyn has told the society that there has been a ” significant increase”  in the demands on his business and he can no longer devote the time to the president’s role which it deserves.

Civic Society chairman James Long has thanked Chris Loyn for the “sterling work” he has carried out for the Society – a sentiment reflected in a round of applause by delegates at the Society’s Annual General Meeting held at All Saints Lesser Hall.

One of the original founder members of the Penarth Civic Society, Audrey Poole, has agreed to succeed Mr Loyn as president at least for the coming year. Ms Poole – a well-known figure in Penarth – is also the society’s archivist and has extensive knowledge of conservation issues .

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  1. Papa Lazarou says:

    Thank god..back in your box son.

  2. Daft o dull says:

    Totally conflicted anyway as he was the most proactive individual in undermining Penarth’s Heritage with his trading estate designs called modernist.

    Too bad, bye bye.

  3. aledrobertt says:

    No more brutalist architecture in Penarth hopefully. Please find somewhere less sensitive to build your style of architecture.

  4. Anne Greagsby says:

    I have spent the last year opposing Chris Loyns work. First his proposed house in his back garden in a conservation area, then the Northcliffe development above the listed Customs house which would mean the replacement of the wooded hillside above with concrete boxes/flats. This was turned down by the planning committee but now he has resubmitted the same application in the hope that a new committee, not facing an election, will agree. I don’t know what fellow architect James Long was thanking him for. Maybe the concrete bench LOYN designed at £1,000 + a time that the secret momentum group wants to impose on Penarth conservation area or the ridiculous gaudy painted chair legs they have installed in Westhouse garden. I am waiting to hear the views of the now vice president Vaughan Gething on Northcliffe and conservation in general.

  5. snoggerdog says:

    can you award him the “barclays bench” as a retirement gift ?then he can sit down,relax & lean back no no dont lean back,oh too late you should have leant it against a small modern box.

  6. Cllr Clive Williams MBE Penarth First Independents says:

    I am delighted that Audrey Poole has been asked to stand-in as President of the Penarth Civic Society. I have known and respected Audrey for a very long time, and from my perspective as a Vale councillor for over 30 years, Audrey would be my choice, because her hands on, approach and life time of dedication, experience of Penarth issues, is well known.
    I will be pleased to work with Audrey, James, Chris, and Anne, in any way as a Councillor or as a Penarth resident, who has devoted my lifetime in supporting Penarth.

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