A huge mobile crane was in Penarth’s Windsor Road yesterday removing one of the three mobile telephone masts from the former Robert Smith car showrooms opposite Penarth Police Station.
The building is being converted into 12 residential apartments with a gymnasium on the ground floor by the Cardiff company Pure Commercial Finance Ltd
The three mobile masts on the building are understood to have netted the previous owner, Mr Robert Smith, a combined rental income of £30,000 a year.
Work on converting the former car showroom – originally that of Moorwell Motors – into residential accommodation and a gymnasium is understood to have been delayed by preparatory building works and by a snag in the planning procedure.
The originally two separate planning applications had been made ( one for the residential accommodation and one for the gymnasium) but the Vale of Glamorgan Council has required the developers to submit a single new planning application which incorporates both schemes. This has now been done but it has to go through the full planning procedure once again