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Outline Housing Development Plans Near Miners Welfare Set For Go Ahead

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016.

Outline plans to develop homes on former ‘recreational space’ has been recommended for approval. 

In an outline application due to go before Wrexham’s Planning Committee next week, it has been recommended that outline plans for a housing development on land south of the Miners Welfare Institute on Llay New Road, Wrexham.

Along with outline plans for the housing development, a new access point from Llay New Road would also be created for the site.

Previously the proposed site, which is around 0.8 hectares in size was rented by the council from the applicants and was used as public open space. However recreational use for the site has since ceased.

This is the second time outline plans to develop houses on this plot of land have been developed, with an initial application for 24 homes rejected last year. However the application was refused due to issues surrounding the loss of trees, lack of onsite parking and the proposed layout of the 24 homes.

The application due to be debated next week outlines plans for 18 homes and contains a ‘revised indicative plan’ on how the dwellings could be accommodated on the site.

Initial outline plans for the site were described as resulting in ‘a bland and poor standard of development and would provide no built frontage to Llay New Road’.

However the Head of Environment and Planning, Lawrence Isted notes in the planning report that the new ‘layout provides for a strong built frontage to Llay New Road that broadly takes account of the character of the wider locality’.

While the proposed development is outside of the settlement limit, within next week’s report it is described as a ‘logical extension to the existing built up area’.

The report concludes: “The indicative plan demonstrates that an acceptable form of development is achievable in a manner that allows for the retention of important trees, does not harm the setting of listed buildings, has adequate provision for vehicular access and off-street parking and without prejudicing the standard of amenity afforded to the occupiers of nearby dwellings.”

The application will go before Wrexham Council’s Planning Committee on Monday 6th June at 4pm. For those who can’t attend the meeting, it will be webcast live and later archived on the Wrexham Council website.

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