Posted: Thu 19th May 2022

Public urged to have say on plans to build over 400 new homes on land in Wrexham

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Members of the public are being invited to have their say on plans which could see more than 400 new homes built in Wrexham.

As part of the pre-application process developers Harworth Group have launched a consultation over its plans for a “landscape-led residential development” at Erlas Park.

The company is proposing that 425 “high quality, sustainable” homes are built on the land located to the east of Cefn road and south of Bryn Estyn Road.

Of these 20 per cent (86) would be classed as affordable homes.

The company said: “The site, located to the east of Cefn Road and south of Bryn Estyn Road, forms part of the wider Cefn Road allocation which has been allocated for up to 1,680 new homes.

“Harworth Group is tasked with providing up to 1,080 on the land it controls within the allocation and is now preparing plans for the first phase of the development.

“The outline planning application will establish the principle of development on the site and proposes up to 425 new homes, as well as green spaces for existing and future residents.

“Ahead of submitting a planning application to Wrexham County Borough Council, we are launching a public consultation on the plans and we want to hear what the local community think about our initial plans.”

As part of this process, residents are being asked to have their say on the draft illustrative masterpiece, the plans and how they could be improved, any potential issues stemming from the development and the types of homes that are needed in the area

If given the go ahead the development would create 130 jobs during the construction phase, along with highway improvements to the A534/A5156 roundabout.

Harworth Group say this would “lay the ground work for a new link road between Cefn Road and Holt Road / A5156 roundabout.

Where possible the existing trees and hedgerows would be retained and be incorporated into “green travel corridors throughout the site”.

The company said: “Harworh Group is committed to engaging with local communities and working together at the start of the planning process.

“Listening to local people is at the heart of developing our plans, allowing us to understand what is really important to the local area and delivering a scheme that creates a sense of place, whilst ensuring our developments are integrated with the existing community.

“We have prepared a draft illustrative masterplan that encompasses our vision for Erlas Park – a landscape-led residential development.

“Not only does this ensure that the first phase of the development can deliver much needed new homes, but also an exemplary designed scheme that will complement and enhance the local area.”

You can take part in the consultation and have your say on the plans, here.

Alternatively you can email feedback to erlasparkconsultation@havingyoursay.co.uk or by calling 0333 358 0502.

It is expected that outline planning permission will be submitted to Wrexham Council for consideration at a later date.



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