Posted: Mon 6th Sep 2021

Over 90 new homes planned for land between Rhosrobin and Pandy for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 6th, 2021

More than 90 new homes could be built on green space between Pandy and Rhosrobin.

Several residents who live nearby the site were made aware of the development and asked to take part in a consultation last week.

Plans by SG Estates show the works, if allowed to go ahead, would be be located on land near Pandy Cemetery and fronting onto to Llay New Road.

The proposals are described within the application’s design and access statement as a “sustainable development because it is located within the settlement boundary of Rhosrobin which is accessible by car and a number of non-car modes, providing real potential to reduce private car use with non-car trips.”

Adjoining documents include comments from Lawrence Isted, the council’s chief planning officer, who said: “Whilst representing a clear departure from the policies of the adopted UDP, the development of the site is justified in this instance due to the lack of housing land supply in Wrexham and the sustainable location of the site.

“Whilst the proposed layout plan appears to show an acceptable form of development, the advice of the Council’s ecologist and of the highway authority are required before I can confirm I such an application can be supported.”

In total 92 homes are planned for the site, which would consist of a combination of one two, three and four bedroom properties.

SG Estates say 75 per of the homes would be for market sale and the remaining 25 per cent would be affordable housing. This would be made up of six, one bedroom ground floor apartments, six one bedroom first floor apartments and 11, two bedroom terraced houses.

These would consist of a mixture predominantly two storey homes similar with neighbouring properties with occasional 2½ story buildings.

In terms of car parking provision the application states that one bedroom apartments would be allocated 1½ car spaces per unit, two car parking spaces per unit for two bedroom properties and the three and four bedroom homes would have three car parking spaces per unit.

An entrance to the site would be created off Llay New Road, with a new roundabout proposed to provide access to the new development and Rhosrobin Road.

This is described as a factor which would help to “slow traffic” on the road.

The development would also consist of a new play ground and the creation of a wildlife area with a pond infiltration area on the adjoining fields.

This as described being a “block of open space to provide a natural break between Rhosrobin and Pandy with further areas of open space integrated throughout the site.”

In a planning statement, the applicants said: “The site is available for immediate development by SG Estates Ltd.

“There are no known constraints to the development of the site, with all main services being available.

“Subject to planning permission being granted, the development of the site will occur at the earliest available opportunity.

“The site is clearly available for development, is deliverable and would be developed immediately following the grant of planning permission.”

A formal planning application will be submitted and considered at a later date – with an online feedback form and further documents here on the SG Estates website.

*Picture: Planning document

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