An application to extend and convert two properties on Grosvenor Road into a residential facility looks set to be granted next week.
The application, which will go before Wrexham’s Planning Committee on Monday evening, proposes the ‘refurbishment and conversion’ of three – nine Grosvenor Road; along with the creation of a ‘new linking extension between them, and a substantial new L-shaped building’.
The existing properties themselves consist of two – three storeys, with parking to the rear of the buildings. However both sites have been boarded up for a period of time and are no longer used.
In total the new development will consist of 60 apartments. This breaks down to include 25 one bedroom apartments (consisting of one double bedroom) and 34 two bedroom apartments (consisting of a double and single room). Alongside the apartments it is also proposed that supporting communal areas are created.
The report goes onto detail further plans for the scheme, stating that provision for communal dining/lounge areas, scooter charging area, cycle stands, staff facilities, kitchen, refuse areas, etc., and outdoors landscaped areas, circulation areas and parking is also provided.
In total 30 parking spaces will now be available for residents, staff and visitors.
The proposals also include alterations to the existing Caxton Road access point, and this is intended to become the access to the residents parking area, and this will be large enough to allow larger vehicles to use and turn within the site.
Within the report a list of concerns that have been raised regarding the proposals are also listed, with Welsh Water raising objections over potential flooding issues.
Comments have also been collected from neighbouring residents, with 10 letters submitted raising concerns over the development. These include potential overcrowding in the area, loss of privacy for Gerald Street residents, insufficient parking and that ‘elements will undermine the architectural merit of existing buildings’.
A second application regarding the site will also be before the Committee on Monday, however the application centres around the demolition of three buildings at the rear of three – nine Grosvenor Road.
Wrexham’s Planning Committee will meet to discuss the proposals on Monday October 6th at the Guildhall. For anyone who can’t make the meeting, it will be streamed live on the Wrexham Council website.