PLANS to provide holiday let-style accommodation on the Barry Island Pleasure Park site are being proposed.

Barry Island Pleasure Park owner Henry Danter is drawing up plans for around more than 270 300 holiday apartments on the 4.5 acre site, along with partners.

Work on an American diner in part of the former Dolphin bar is also under way.

Mr Danter wants to build holiday lets above the building, which will also house the Sea Dog Tavern.

The plans involve up to 25 units above the former Dolphin premises; 48 units, over two tiers, on the covered car park opposite the railway station; 48 units over two tiers on the former nightclub KRs site and 150 units on the corner of Friars Road and Paget Road, above the arcades.

Mr Danter, 78, said: “It will really give Barry Island a boost. We are doing so well now. It’s unbelievable how busy Barry is at the moment. This place is the only one that is booming.

Mr Danter said a colleague had informed the council of the proposals last year, but they had yet to hear back with a “yes or no”.

“This will cost big money,” he said. “We wrote to the council last year saying we have got to build this for the sake of Wales. You’ve got to put accommodation here so that it’s not just for day-trippers.

“We are grateful to the tourist board and council for what they’ve done. This is going to cost a lot of money, but you’ve got to crack an egg to make an omelette.”

Vale council cabinet member for regeneration and planning Cllr Jonathan Bird said: “Planning permission and other statutory consents may be required for developments of this type and the council has not received any specific proposals or contact regarding possible developments. The council would welcome early contact from Mr Danter regarding his new proposals to ensure all the necessary consents are in place at which point they can be given full consideration.

“Members of the public may also have the opportunity to express their views as part of the statutory processes.”