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Plans submitted to “address local social housing need” in Plas Madoc

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, May 16th, 2019.

Plans to address the local social housing need using the site of “unpopular and difficult to let” properties in Plas Madoc, have been submitted.

The application for 11 new properties would be developed in partnership between Wrexham Council and JDA Architects.

It is proposed that the mixture of apartments and houses are built on the Gwynant area of the estate.

Two years ago Wrexham.com reported that 22 of the three storey, terraced houses in the area had been demolished following an executive board decision in 2016.

At the time the council owned properties, which were previously been described as “difficult to let”, were knocked down as part of a huge modernisation programme in the Plas Madoc area.

The land was also flattened to make way for the future use and development.

In the new plans submitted for consideration by planning committee members, it has been proposed that a housing scheme consisting of 11 houses / units is built on the site.

Details provided in the planning documents show that if approved 4 No. one bed apartments, 2 No. two bed houses, 2 No. three bed houses and a 3 No. four bed house would be developed.

Associated car parking, landscaping and highway works are also included in the plans.

It is hoped that the proposals will will look to address the social housing need by catering to for local needs.

The application’s design and access statement, notes: “The housing stock in Plas Madoc is predominantly suburban bungalows, two-storey mews, semi-detached or terraced dwellings, with the proposal aiming to successfully fit in with and enhance the current mix of dwellings.

“The proposed units will be two storey. The house types are to be of comparable size and scale to those opposite and adjacent buildings to ensure the continuity of the street scene.

“In both developing bespoke house types and a sympathetic site layout that responds to its environment, it is hoped that the scheme will fit seamlessly into the locality and positively benefit Plas Madoc.”

In terms of access to the new development, the existing vehicular access will remain from Gwynant to the south of the site.

The design and access statement concludes: “The proposal has been developed to ensure that all constraints and opportunities have been addressed and the final design provides a legible and coherent development.

“Following the receipt of the Pre Application advice from WCBC the team has worked to address the initial comments to provide a successful scheme.

“The units themselves look to deliver eleven high quality homes to meet the local need. With this in mind, we feel the scheme is both successful and will deliver homes of real quality.”

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

Picture: JDA Architects Planning Document 

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