Man falls foul of planning rules after converting derelict building on small island into a holiday home

A holiday home with light blue walls built on a small island
The homeowner converted the island building into a home but never gained permission for the works (Image credit: Anglesey Council)

A homeowner who created a holiday get away on a small island now faces enforcement action after they never gained planning permission.

The small tidal island, Ynys Faelog in Wales, featured an office building owned by Bangor University until the homeowner purchased it in 2021 and then converted it into a six-bedroom holiday home.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.