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Over 60 new houses could be built in Penley if a planning application is successful.

An application to build 68 houses on land south of Ellesmere Lane in Penley has been submitted to Wrexham Council.

It is proposed the properties themselves would have private amenity space, along with the creation of 141 car parking spaces.

Within an accompanying Design and Access Statement, it says: “The application is brought forward now to meet the current crisis in providing affordable homes.

“The application is put forward by a local resident on land that he owns. The land is not part of a viable agricultural unit. The proposal is for a small-scale development that is available, deliverable and sustainable.”

The application provides a breakdown of the number of bedrooms provided in the houses, stating that nine of the houses will have two bedrooms, 38 will have three bedrooms and five houses will have four or above.

It is also proposed that 16 two bedroom houses will be socially rented.

The characteristics of the houses themselves would ‘take account of the topography of the site and the adjacent properties and will reflect the general pattern and character of development in the area’.

It is also stated that the proposed site layout ‘maximises potential use of solar energy’.

Regarding access to the new properties, the Design and Access Statement reads: “The existing pedestrian access route which crosses the site will be retained and enhanced.

“The site will be served by a new vehicular site access road which will comply fully with the Highway Authorities requirements and with the Manual for Streets.”

Within the Design and Access Statement conclusion, it states: “The proposed dwellings would be able to provide a
high quality of life as they back onto open countryside.”

These proposals are one of many housing development applications that have been submitted to Wrexham Council in recent months.

The planning application will go before a Planning Committee at a later date. The full application can be found on the Council website under case number P/2014/0264.

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