New homes and school car park proposed in Eyton
A small housing development and new school car park could soon be created in a Wrexham village.
An application submitted to the local authority is seeking outline planning permission to build six new homes on land opposite Eyton Primary School.
The development site is described by the applicants as being an “infill site located within the village of Eyton, adjacent and opposite to the existing dwellings, providing a continuous built-up frontage within the village.”
If approved the development would consist of a mix of single storey, detached dwellings, comprising of either three or four bedrooms with a single or double garage.
Details provided by the applicants in a planning statement, say: “Each dwelling is provided with ample parking, comprising three or four spaces per plot.
“The proposed bungalows will be similar in type and scale to others adjoining the site. The dwelling designs have been carefully sited in order to achieve the correct separation distances between each of the dwellings, and to provide ample garden space to each of the individual plots.”
Further details of the design and appearance of the properties would be submitted at a later date, should the outline planning be approved.
As part of the redevelopment of the site it is also proposed that a new car park for Eyton Primary School is also created.
This would consist of 15 spaces and a footpath to a “proposed pedestrian crossing point across the main road for safe access to the school ground.”
New access to the houses and car park would be provided off the B5426 road.
The applicants say: “The proposed development assists in sustainable development due it being an infill plot located on the edge of a village with good pedestrian and vehicular access.
“The proposed dwelling design adds visual interest to the locality by introducing a high quality, distinctive style and positive frontage development.
“The resultant scheme will contribute to the rural setting and respects the key vantage points into and through the site, providing a
harmonious layout design which will complement the other buildings in the vicinity, and will provide a continuous built-up frontage within the village.
“The scheme creates a successful blend of traditional building styles with a modern approach to design and detailing.
“The surrounding adjoining properties would not be affected by the development and sufficient space is provided within the curtilage of the new development site for the proposed future occupiers. The private amenity areas are of sufficient size to support the size of dwelling created.
“The site is located adjacent and opposite existing dwellings. The proposed site would provide suitable infill development with providing a positive road frontage design layout.
“With the current car parking congestion occurring along the B5426 by the school, it is believed that the proposed site provides a perfect opportunity for alleviating this current hazardous issue by providing additional car parking spaces for the primary school, being located opposite Eyton Primary School.
“It is proposed that the site provides 15 car parking spaces for Eyton Primary School, being located opposite. A new footpath link leads from the car park to a proposed pedestrian crossing point across the main road for safe access to and from the school grounds.
“With the proposal to use bio disc treatment plants to individually serve each dwelling, and to provide an extensive buffer area of unmanaged vegetation with no agricultural activity, we believe this to provide an acceptable level of biodiversity to off-set any concerns that there may be with both phosphorous and ecology.
“On the basis of the above, the applicant considers that this scheme would result in no demonstrable harm to any interests of acknowledged importance.
“Whilst the proposal is a departure from the development plan, the Council’s current lack of housing land supply carries significant weight in favour of this development and given that the proposal would otherwise comply with the development plan and national planning policies we respectively ask that permission is granted.”
The application will be considered for approval by Wrexham Council at a later date.
Picture: Planning document
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