Plans have been put forward to demolish over 20 properties in the Plas Madoc area as part modernisation plans for the estate.
In three separate applications submitted to Wrexham Council, approval is sought for the ‘prior notification of demolition’ of three blocks of three storey properties in the Plas Madoc area to allow the future redevelopment of the site.
A total of 22 of the terraced and three storey properties in the Peris and Gwynant area are likely to be demolished between April 2017 and June 2017.
Plans to demolish the 22 terraced properties were unveiled by Wrexham Council in April 2016 as part of the local authority’s aim to ensure all homes in the County Borough achieve the Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020.
At the time the long term impact of the proposed remodelling of the Plas Madoc site was compared to the transformation of the Hightown flats area in Wrexham.
In a report presented before Wrexham Council’s Executive Board last spring it was noted that the properties were ‘generally unpopular and difficult to let’.
The report also stated: “Of the 22 properties proposed for demolition, 18 are currently tenanted and managed by the Plas Madoc Estate Office. The remaining four properties are rented as ‘Temporary Homeless’ accommodation and managed by the Council’s Housing Options Team.”
The proposed demolition comes as part of the proposed modernisation / remodelling of the Plas Madoc estate – with improvement works including the installation of External Wall Insulation on the outside walls and elevations of around 400 steel-framed ‘Cubbitt’ houses.
Other potential improvements are also being proposed to the environment and landscape of the estate. These could include redesigning public spaces, parking areas, new fencing, enlarging gardens and providing new build housing where possible.
Last month residents were invited to view a computer generated ‘fly through’ video to show how their estate could look after improvement work has been carried out.
The video, which was shown to tenants at a special preview event at Splash Magic Leisure Centre, earlier this month, has been produced by a partnership between Wrexham Council’s Housing & Economy Department and Glyndwr University.
A video of the ‘Modernising the Plas Madoc Estate’ can be found below: