Posted: Fri 17th Jul 2020

Updated: Fri 17th Jul

Apartment plans for former Cefn Mawr bank for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 17th, 2020

A vacant village bank could soon be converted into residential accommodation.

The former HSBC building on Well Street in Cefn Mawr has sat disused for some time.

However an application submitted to Wrexham Council by CB Architectural Design has proposed that the four storey building into seven apartments.

The plans also include an extension to the building.

Documents of the proposed layout of the building show that one of the apartments would be located in the basement, along with bike storage, and two apartments on the ground, first and second floors.

In terms of parking it is noted that “it is not intended that parking be provided in association with the new residential accommodation.”

The applicants state that there are “four bus stops nearby on Well Street and within easy walking distance of local amenities such as supermarket, community centre and local shops”, along with a “public car parking provision in close proximity directly opposite to the site.”

They continue onto say: “The site is therefore convenient for local shopping, services and amenities and has excellent access to public transport.

“With the nature of the housing being provided and the provision for bicycles storage we therefore consider that the parking provision is justified.”

The applicants conclude: “By refurbishing the original windows to the frontage and providing more sympathetic windows to the proposed rear extension it is intended that the works will enhance the conservation area and will increase the thermal efficiency of the proposed dwellings and ensure the building is sustained in use.

“The proposals will keep in use and maintain an important building in the streetscene whilst creating additional residential accommodation in an otherwise vacant building. There will be no adverse effect on neighbouring properties or amenities and there will be an improvement in safety.

“The application should therefore be supported.”

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

Picture: Planning Document

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