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Plans to demolish former nursery to make way for housing set for approval

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 27th, 2019.

A former nursery could soon be demolished to make way for a residential development.

Members of Wrexham Council’s planning committee will be asked next to approve the application for the Scallywags Day Nursery site on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The vacant day nursery site is described as being subject to vandalism – with scattered content of a storage building “all over the site”.

If given the go ahead the building will be demolished and six dwellings built on the land.

It is the second time that plans for the former nursery have been put forward, with the council’s rejected an application last year due to “insufficient information” being submitted.

Earlier this year Wrexham.com reported that revised plans had been lodged, with additional information on parking provision and access provided.

The plans have been opposed by the local community council, which says it “objects to the application on the basis of traffic conflict, road safety and access to a narrow road used regularly for the Post Office.”

However in his report Mr Isted, says: “The existing post office/shop has no on-site parking provision with cars parking on the road directly opposite the application site.

“This would result in vehicles preventing the occupants from accessing their properties via the proposed shared driveway for Plots 1 and 2, which the Highway Authority state would not be supported.

“However, the application is made in outline, therefore the layout of the proposal and resultant access could be subject to change at reserved matters stage.”

He adds: “The principle of development is considered to be acceptable and a development of the type proposed is considered could sit comfortably in this location without detriment to visual or residential amenities.

“Resultant impacts to highway safety, ecology, trees are considered to be acceptable subject to conditions.”

The report will be considered by planning committee members at 4pm on Monday 1st July. The meeting is open to the public and will also be webcast live on the Wrexham Council website.

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