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Housing plans for former Rhosddu shop

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, May 20th, 2019.

A former shop in Rhosddu could be converted into a house if new plans are given the go ahead.

‘Shoe Fix’, which is located on Spring Road, has been vacant since the owner retired over a year ago. Since then there has been “no interest shown” in keeping the building operating as retail.

In plans submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed that the property is converted into a one bedroom house.

If approved the ground floor retail space would consist of a kitchen, open plan lounge and dining space and a toilet. The first floor would be made up of one bedroom and a bathroom.

Details provided within the application’s design and access statement note that the “change of use can be undertaken without any negative impact upon the amenity of adjacent neighbours and other nearby residents”.

Addressing the lack of external amenity space and parking, the document continues onto say: “The application site is located extremely close to a park adjacent to Garden Road and other outdoor amenities in the town centre.

“It is anticipated that tenants will not require the use of a motor car but will rather take advantage of this highly sustainable, edge of town centre location and the availability of public transport in order to avoid car ownership.”

It adds: “In summary the proposed the development identified as part of this application for planning permission has striven to achieve the following aims and objectives:-

– Provide much needed residential accommodation within a redundant space / vacant building.

– Maintain the character and form of the existing built development in the area generally in order to successfully assimilate the proposed development in to the surroundings.

– Provide a development which achieves the aims and objectives of adopted UDP policies for this type of residential development.

“In consideration of the above and the other information provided as part of the application, officers are respectfully requested to view these proposals favourably and resolve to grant planning permission.”

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

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