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Plans to demolish outbuildings to make way for new housing in Summerhill

A series of outbuildings in Summerhill could be demolished to make way for new housing.

In an outline submitted to Wrexham Council it has proposed that three new dwellings – a detached and semi detached – are built on Mayfield Yard, to the eastern side of Top Road.

The application site, which is described as an “irregular shaped parcel of land”, includes the demolition of outbuildings.

Details provided in the application’s design and access statement explain that the “outbuildings which form part of this application have been used for private commercial purposes for a period of in excess of 60 years to the knowledge of the applicant.”


The appearance of the proposed properties is described as being of a “simple and traditional form using design references and a palette of external materials taken from the existing, more traditional buildings located adjacent to the application site.”

As part of the proposals, vehicular and pedestrian access to both Mayfield and Mayfield House and providing off road parking for Mayfield House as part of the shared parking and turning area.

Access to the dwellings would be provided via a shared private drive and turning area “from which vehicular and pedestrian access is gained to the individual plots.”

The design and access statement continues onto say: “The access to the site is long standing and although sub-standard, has for many years provided safe access to many more vehicle movements than will be generated by the proposed residential development.

“Additionally the demolition of the existing roadside building and its replacement with a new dwelling set back around three metres from the edge of the carriageway will significantly improve visibility to the south.

“This will result in a safe and convenient access to the application site for both pedestrians and motorists where good access to public transport is available.”

The documents conclude: “The proposed development identified as part of this application for planning permission can be undertaken in accordance with National Planning Policy Guidance and Local Planning Policies, the principle of residential development being acceptable due to the site’s location inside the settlement boundary and the fact that site constitutes previously developed land.

“This design and access statement has demonstrated that the development of the application site in the manner proposed will preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the area in accordance with adopted planning policy and the principles of good design.

“In consideration of the above and the drawings and other information provided as part of the application, officers are respectfully requested to view these proposals favourably and subsequently resolve to grant planning permission.”

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



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