A vacant chapel could be demolished to make way for housing.
In an outline application submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed that the Salem Chapel on Bank Street, Ponciau, is demolished and the site is used for the development of two residential dwellings.
The chapel is described as having been vacant for several years, with the application stating that allowing the structure to deteriorate into a state of disrepair would have a ‘detrimental impact on the local community’.
If approved the houses built on the site would be detached and would consist of four bedrooms.
Further information about the properties are detailed in the design and access statement, which notes that they would be ‘sympathetic’ to the surrounding area.
The design and access statement concludes: “We feel this planning application should be looked favourably upon and granted permission, as we feel there are no justifiable reasons for refusal.
“Our proposal includes the demolition of the existing chapel and this may seem as a loss in character to the village. However we feel that leaving a structure to deteriorate into a state of disrepair, due to being unused, would have a detrimental impact on the local community.
“By agreeing this development in principle, the local authority will make use of a disused building / parcel of land and provide the area with an attractive development.”
The application is expected to be considered by Wrexham Council’s planning committee at a later date.
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