Posted: Fri 5th Mar 2021

Large housing development by Rhosrobin to be built over four years for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Almost 200 houses and a new roundabout on a main road in Wrexham could soon be developed.

Outline planning permission for up to 189 properties on land east of Tan y Bont, just off Llay New Road has already been approved.

The application for the development had initially been refused by councillors in March 2017 over concerns of the use of green barrier space and the coalescence of Rhosrobin and Pandy.

The plans were the second of their kind to be submitted for the site, with proposals put forward in 2014 to develop up to 400 homes on the entire stretch of land between the two villages above.

However the Welsh Town Planning and Housing Trust, which applied jointly with Liberty Properties, later launched an appeal in a bid to overturn their decision.

The appeal was granted in July 2019.

Now a reserved matters application, containing further details of the layout, style of the properties and access the site, has been provided by the applicants.

It shows that the development will consist of a mixture of terrace and detached properties, including:

  • 25 no. 2-storey mid-terrace properties
  • 22 no. 3-bed end-terraced properties
  • 68 no. 3-bed detached properties
  • 74 no. 4-bed detached properties

The applicants state that 47 of the homes – 25 per cent – will be used as affordable housing.

It is estimated that the development of the full site will be delivered in a single phase over 48-54 months.

The plans also include a local play area “centrally” within the site.

A new access point will also be created for the development, with a new roundabout installed on Main Road.

Details provided within the application, explain: “The internal road layout with the Site shall comprise a main spine road running from the access from the Main Road roundabout.

“This will consist of a formal 5.5 metre wide access road and 2- metre wide footways on both sides.

“A formal turning head will be provided at the eastern end of the spine road to allow delivery and refuse vehicles to manoeuvre safely.

“A number of shorter cul-de-sacs are located off the main spine road. Some, but not all, of these have a reduced road width of 4.8m with a footway of 2 metres width on one side and a service strip on the other. These will serve to reduce vehicle speeds. A small number of shared surface drives will be used to connect some of these cul-de-sacs (with no more than six dwellings per private drive).

“In line with the requirements of Application Ref. P/2016/0189, a footway/cycleway link across the site from Main Road to the junction of Plas Acton Road with Blue Bell Lane will be provided, as well as the provision of a traffic-controlled junction at the Llay New Road junction with Plas Acton Road.”

The applicants add: “As well as the development plan, the proposed development also complies with other material guidance contained in Wrexham Council’s adopted Local Planning Guidance Notes, the relevant Technical Advice Notes, and PPW10.

“It will deliver sustainable development consistent with paragraph of PPW10, delivering a range of social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being benefits accepted through the approval of Application Ref. P/2016/0189.

“The proposed high-quality development will make a significant and positive contribution towards boosting Wrexham’s housing needs (and the longstanding housing shortfall), delivering 47 no. affordable homes as part of a wider high-quality scheme which is deliverable within c. 48-54 months from the date of commencement. It is an immediately deliverable development.

“In the overall planning balance, the proposed development is considered to be acceptable; the applicant therefore kindly requests that reserved matters approval be granted for this sustainable development.”

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