Up to 400 new houses could be built on designated Green Barrier Space near Rhosrobin, with a separate application submitted proposing further housing development in the area.
In an outline application submitted to Wrexham Council it is proposed that 400 houses are built on green land between Plas Acton Road and New Road, between Rhosrobin and Pandy.
Along with the proposed 400 houses an access road / roundabout would be created on Plas Acton Road.
Currently the land is used as open grazing land is a designated Green Barrier Space in the ‘adopted UDP’ (Unitary Development Plan). The site (as shown below) would see houses built on land nearest Pandy Bridge and spanning up towards the housing development on New Road in Rhosrobin.
The ‘Illustriative Masterplan’ featured in the Accompanying Documents suggests that the housing development would be produced in four sections of the field, with a round about and road being produced at the end of Plas Acton Road and through the estate to an exit / second entrance on the New Road. It is also noted that Wat’s Dyke, that runs through the Green Barrier Space will be ‘enhanced’ by the development.
Within the application’s Design and Access Statement it notes: “The submitted proposal is to develop the site for a residential use with a view to contributing towards the Council’s future housing supply in what is considered to be a sustainable location.
“Whilst the scale of the development would ordinarily be best promoted as an allocation through the Development Plan, in view of the extended time-frame associated with the adoption process, in this circumstance it is felt that a planning application is merited in advance of that process.”
As the application is still in ‘outline stages’ there are few details provided on the overall design of the houses or the proposed site layout. However within the initial application is suggests the development consists of 30 one bedroom houses, 180 three bedroom houses and 90 four bedroom houses.
Is is also recommended that 70 of the properties are allocated to social housing, while another 30 are ‘Intermediate Housing’.
This is the second Rhosrobin / Pandy Housing Application to be submitted in a number of months, with Wrexham’s Planning Committee last month overthrowing recommendations to erect 117 new houses and create a link road in Rhosrobin.