Posted: Wed 20th Oct 2021

Wrexham Council resubmits plans for for demolition of former vicarage for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Detailed plans surrounding the demolition of an old vicarage in Wrexham have been resubmitted after previously being rejected.

Councillors turned down proposals relating to a property in Rhosddu, known as Centre 67, last month amid concerns about the loss of the historic building.

The decision came despite members of Wrexham Council’s executive board originally giving the green light for it to be knocked down.

The local authority’s ruling administration said clearing the site on Rhosddu Road would allow social housing to be created on the area surrounding it.

However, an objection was raised to the building’s removal by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust.

Permission was refused after several councillors opposed granting prior approval.

The council has now made a fresh bid to have details concerning the method of demolition approved.

Centre 67 was last used in 2005 and hopes had been raised that it could be be turned into a community hub.

Plans to tear down the property were first discussed by the council in 2013, but later put on hold.

In September, officials had recommended to the planning committee that the demolition method should be approved.

Speaking at a planning meeting, council officer Matthew Phillips said: “The purpose of this is to ensure that the demolition works take place in a manner which doesn’t have an adverse impact on the amenity of nearby properties or occupiers.

“In this instance, prior approval has been required because further information was required to ensure that the demolition works didn’t adversely impact upon the adjoining trees.

“The principle of the demolition is established by the general permitted development.”

Permission was refused by a majority of six votes to four despite no reasons being put forward.

A decision on the latest application will be made at a future date.

By Liam Randall – BBC Local Democracy Reporter

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