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Plans for nine new homes in Minera backed for approval

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 30th, 2019.

Plans for nine new family homes to be built in a village near Wrexham look set to be approved.

Permission was granted in 2015 for eight houses to be created on land near Eversley Court in Minera.

However, Gower Homes now wants to add an extra property as it says it wants to help meet the demand for housing in the county borough.

Wrexham Council’s chief planning officer has given his support to the proposals ahead of them being considered by councillors next week.

In a report, Lawrence Isted said the development would have a positive impact on the area.

He said: “The application site lies within the defined settlement limit where residential development is acceptable in principle subject to compliance with policy.

“The proposed development of the site will not be to the detriment of the character of the area and will make a positive contribution to the locality.

“Subject to the highway improvements being secured by condition, the development is acceptable in terms of highway safety and will not have a significant detrimental impact upon local residential amenity.”

Mr Isted has made his recommendation despite some concerns being raised by residents in the village regarding the increase in traffic and the disturbance created while the homes are built.

In response, he said improvements would be made to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

He said: “Footway provision along Vicarage Lane is substandard.

“As this is the main route to the local school on Minera Hall Road, it is considered necessary that improvements are made in the interests of pedestrian safety.

“A scheme has been identified adjacent to number 44 Mwyn Ffordd, where it will be possible to utilise a small section of garden to construct a footway which will be of benefit to all users of the highway.

“I have received written confirmation from the housing department that the developer will be permitted to make this highway improvement which will be secured by way of planning condition.”

He added that although villagers will experience some level of disturbance during the development stage, the impact would not be permanent and a construction hours would be restricted.

The proposals will be considered by members of Wrexham Council’s planning committee tomorrow.

*Picture: Planning document

By Liam Randall – BBC Local Democracy Reporter (more here on the LDR scheme).

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