An outline application for an extensive multi-million pound development in Ruabon has been submitted to Wrexham Council.
The development which is earmarked for a site on the Ruabon Business Park, would consist of a supermarket and associated petrol station, a restaurant or hotel 300 houses, office space and land reserved for a primary school.
These new proposals come five years after plans to erect a Sainsbury’s store on the site were rejected.
The proposed site itself is located south of Ruabon and is situated at the junction of the A539 and B5605 (forming the northern site boundary). It is estimated that a total of 1181 jobs could be created if the application is granted.
Back in September of last year, developers Wynnstay Farming Company ran a consultation regarding the proposals with members of the public. The addition of the primary school came as a result of the public consultation, when a number of people voiced concerns about the potential strain the development might have on existing education and health facilities.
Within the mixed use development, it is proposed that 20,000sq ft of the 57 acre site is used for a supermarket and petrol station. The building would be based on the north eatern side of the site.
The supermarket would also have parking for 133 vehicles, along with a drop of point for taxis.
The description of the supermarket is described in, an accompanying document where it states: “The store will have a predominantly food offer including an in-store bakery, butcher and delicatessen. The store will also have a small non-food offer selling a variety of goods including clothing range, books, CDs, toys, electrical goods as well as kitchenware and homeware. The store will also have a café and appropriate customer service facilities.”
It is estimated that a total of 75 jobs could be created from the supermarket alone.
Alongside the proposed retail development, the application also lists plans for 300 houses on the site.
The houses would consist of a combination of two – four bedroom houses, with a proposed 13 two bedroom houses, 176 three bedroom houses and 81 houses having four or more bedrooms.
In addition to this, there would also be 16 properties that would be social rented and an additional 14 ‘intermediate’ housing.
Currently Ruabon has a population of around 2500 people to give this proposed development context.
The full planning documents can be viewed on the Council website here.