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Plans for new public car park in Coedpoeth set for approval

Plans to create a new communal parking area in Coedpoeth look set to be given the go ahead.

Members of Wrexham Council’s planning committee will next week debate the proposed development, which include constructing a communal public parking area on an area of grass verge on Heol Celyn, Coedpoeth. Parking would be provided for nine vehicles.

The plans, submitted by Wrexham Council, have been recommended for approval by the head of environment and planning.

The application has been welcomed by Coedpoeth Community Council, who say it will help “alleviate the parking problems” in that area. However concerns have also been raised about inadequate drainage on the site, with the community council referencing a previous incident of flooding.

Two representations of support were also submitted by neighbouring residents, with such feedback including: “The sooner the better this happens. Parking is terrible in the locality.

“The road is not wide enough for parking of cars and it is a surprise that there has not yet been an accident.”

Addressing the comments about drainage, the head of environment and planning states in his report: “I have sought clarification from the Council’s design engineers following concerns raised about surface water drainage from the proposed car park surface.

“The first option will be to deal with water by soakaways following tests. However, if these tests prove that soakaways will not work, the surface water can be drained to the existing highway drain.

“As such, I am satisfied that there is a suitable solution to deal with surface water that will not increase the risk of localised flooding elsewhere.”

The report concludes: “I am satisfied that there will be a significant benefit to the community by providing this parking area. Any concerns regarding surface water disposal are outweighed by the benefits to highway safety. I recommend accordingly.”

The application will be considered by Wrexham Council’s planning committee at 4pm on Monday 4th December. For those who can’t attend the meeting it will be webcast live on the Wrexham Council website.

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