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Plans for 110+ houses in New Broughton lodged by university

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 22nd, 2018.

Plans to build more than 110 houses on university owned land in New Broughton, have been submitted.

The proposals, which have been lodged with Wrexham Council, are amongst several to have been submitted by Wrexham Glyndŵr University as part of its major plans to redevelop its Plas Coch campus.

It is proposed that the land off Gatewen Road, New Broughton and playing fields on Dean Road, Rhosnesni are both sold off for housing developments to as part of ‘enabling developments’ to help fund the university’s £60 million ‘Campus 2025’ project.

The land at Gatewen Road is described as “informal grazing land” which is “almost completely surrounded by existing residential properties.”

It is proposed that up to 112 houses are developed on the site, including 28 affordable units.

Details provided in the application’s supporting documents state add that: “The layout of the residential units has been developed to respect the privacy of existing neighbours in respect of aspect and separation.”

However the plans for both sites have been met with opposition by local campaigners and councillors, who have argued the proposed development would cause further pressures on local infrastructure.

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

Full videos / documents of the university’s Campus 2025 plans can be found here.

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