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Almost 20 new homes could be built in Brymbo as part of social housing scheme

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

Almost 20 new homes could be built in Brymbo as part of a social housing scheme.

Wales and West Housing has outlined proposals to create 18 properties on land at Blast Road in the village in partnership with Brenig Construction.

In an application to Wrexham Council, architects said the properties would include a mixture of houses, bungalows and apartments.

They added that it would have a positive impact on the surrounding area, which includes the former Brymbo Steelworks site.

In the document, they said: “The site is currently vacant and adjacent to existing residential developments, presenting an opportunity to enhance the social housing stock of the area.

“The proposal has been designed sensitively to minimise the impact on any adjacent neighbouring properties.

“There would be no additional impact on traffic or the ecological habitat of the site.
“Highway safety would not be impacted by the proposals.”

A public consultation event was held at Brymbo Enterprise Centre last month in order to gauge opinions on the proposals.
The responses received included an e-mail from one resident who voiced concerns about a number of issues, including the loss of playing space for children.

Paula Parry from Brymbo said: “There are a number of issues I believe support my objection. “The land was many years ago gifted to the children of Brymbo on which to play, this field was maintained for a number of years as a number of cut pitches, whilst now overgrown the children in the area still use this field to play.

“There does not appear to have been sufficient environmental impact studies to appropriately measure the detrimental impact building will have on the site and beyond.

“There is a distinct lack of local amenities, including access to local shops, schools, doctors etc the extra strain the new residents will add to these amenities is not reflected within this development.

“The proposed visual splay is I believe inadequate and raises significant concern on the grounds of health and safety.”
The construction company said it believed the access arrangements were up to the appropriate standard.

It added that only minor changes had been made to the application following the consultation.

The council is expected to make a decision on the plans at a later date.

By Liam Randall – BBC Local Democracy Reporter (more here on the LDR scheme).

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