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Housing planned for former fire station site in Chirk

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 31st, 2018.

Houses could soon be developed on the site of a former fire station in Chirk.

In outline plans submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed that 10 houses are built on land accessed off Colliery Road in Chirk.

The land is described as being a brownfield site which was used previously to the former fire station and also includes the Sarn Chapel.

However with the application’s design and access statement, it is noted that “the buildings are in generally poor condition and are currently used for storage in relation to the land owner’s business selling pigeon and pet feed, however the majority of the land is disused.”

The document continues onto say that the business is currently in the process of relocating to another site.

It is hoped that a “low density residential scheme that fits within the existing long-established neighbourhood” can be achieved by “revitalising this largely disused and run-down brownfield site.”

The application for the site proposes that a mixture of properties are built on the site, including a pair of three bedroom, semi detached houses, two sets of two bedroom semi detached houses and a four, one bedroom dwellings which would be based in the same two storey property.

At least one parking space per property has also been included in the current plans.

As the application is in outline stages, further details of the style of the houses would be submitted at a later stage.

The design and access statement concludes: “This application seeks outline permission to recycle a largely disused brownfield site in an existing residential area and consequently plays a small but important part in reducing pressure on countryside.

“It also assists in removing the detrimental impact of the largely disused land of the site which is out of keeping with the existing land use in the vicinity thus improving the area as a place to live both for existing and future inhabitants.

“The scheme has been designed to minimise any impact on the surrounding area, being particularly sensitive to architectural and visual character and retaining significant features where possible.

“Significant importance has been given to the type of properties which form part of the scheme and assists in widening the choice of high quality, well designed homes.

“The scheme has been designed to have a positive impact in terms of the existing deficit in one and two bedroom properties.

“It has the potential to assist younger people, single home-owners wanting to get onto the housing ladder as well as older people wishing to downsize which in turn has the potential to release larger properties to the market for those in need.”

The application will be considered for approval at a later date.

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