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Several more years sought to undertake new town centre student flats development

An extension is being sought for the ‘commencement of development’ of student flats at the site of a former town centre night club.

In June 2013 plans were submitted to Wrexham Council proposing that 33-35 Brook Street, including the former Scott’s nightclub, is demolished to make way for student accommodation.

The application consisted of a three storey building, with 21 residential ‘cluster flats’ with 107 bed spaces with car parking underneath in a ‘bold, contemporary and adventurous’ design.

At the time it was noted that the area had been chosen due to its location in the town centre and its accessibility to the Central Train Station and Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Planning permission for the development was granted in November 2013.

As part of the initial planning approval it was stated that development of the site must take place within five years – which is set to expire in November 2018.

However a fresh application submitted to Wrexham Council, permission is being sought to: “Increase in time for commencement of development by 10 years”, the current time for commencement was 2018, so to increase by 10 years would see that extend to 2028, more than the usual 5 year extensions.

The planning documents from 2013, resubmitted this year, also note “No part of the development should commence until a scheme to deal with potential contamination at the site has been submitted to and approved in writing…”

The development site has also been listed for sale over recent years.

 

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