Posted: Tue 22nd Sep 2015

Housing Conversion Proposed For Former Wrexham Chapel for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 22nd, 2015

A disused chapel just outside Wrexham Town Centre could be converted into four flats if planning permission is approved.

In a planning application submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed that a former chapel on Talbot Road is converted into four flats.

The application itself is a resubmission of two previous proposed developments with planning approval to convert the redundant chapel into flats initially approved in 2009. Further permission to develop the basement into an additional two units was granted in 2012.

Due to the 2009 development not being implemented within five years, planning permission has now ‘lapsed’.

Speaking about the disused chapel, the Design and Access Statement notes: “The chapel use has been abandoned for many years and reuse for a community purpose now seems unlikely. The re-use of the historic structure would therefore be the most environmentally friendly solution and avoid the need for total demolition.”

The chapel itself is not a listed building but is described within the planning documents as an ‘attractive red brick chapel with bands of blue brick.”

The accompanying documents continue onto add: “It is very typical of chapels in the area and a number of consultees expressed the view that its neglected condition was regrettable and its retention and reuse was highly desirable.”

The proposed conversion of the chapel would see the building redesigned to house four, one bedroom flats. Documents of the proposed elevations of the building show that ramped access to the ground floor flat would be created along with changes to the current windows to create additional lighting.

A total of five car parking spaces would also be provided for the flats.

The planning application is expected to go before Wrexham’s Planning Committee at a later date.

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