Posted: Fri 19th Feb 2021

Former Air Products site goes up for sale with £5m development value – “Potentially No Affordable Homes Required” for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A development site adjacent to land recently granted planning permission for homes has gone up for sale, with the neighbouring plot stating there is no requirement for affordable housing being given as a selling point.

Planning permission was granted for over 230 houses to be built at the adjoining former Air Products site in Acrefair back in 2018, it followed the closure of the plant around a decade ago, which resulted in approximately 200 staff losing their jobs.

Now, a nearby plot of land behind Maes Derwydd (pictured above) comprising of the former office and car park for Air Products is up for sale for £675,000 +VAT.

The development that has already been approved to the south of the plot now for sale.

The development that has already been approved to the south of the plot now for sale.


The 2.5 acre development land has around 125m road frontage, and vendors say it has been “fully investigated and is suitable for shallow foundations”.

They explain: “The land will accommodate around 36 homes or circa 20 executive homes. The gross development value is approx £5.2 million.”

The recent planning decision on the nearby plot is highlighted, where a requirement to make quarter of the properties affordable was challenged amid claims it would make development unviable.

At the meeting to discuss that development, Planning Officer David Williams said: “Although we wouldn’t want to set a precedent, I think this is a unique site.”

The decision on affordable housing now appears to be a selling point of this new plot, with “potentially No Affordable Homes Required” highlighted, and a note reading, “the site is adjacent to a 17.5 Acre site that has planning for circa 250 homes with no affordable requirement passed by Wrexham CBC.”

The particulars also notes the site has “no significant contamination”.


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