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WREXHAM: Detailed plans for 112 new houses on New Broughton field

WREXHAM: Detailed plans for 112 new houses on New Broughton field

Glyndwr University has entered an application for 112 houses on grazing land at Gatewen Road, New Broughton, Image: Liam Randall

Detailed plans have been submitted to build more than 100 new houses on a field in a village in Wrexham.

Glyndwr University was controversially granted permission to develop horse grazing land on Gatewen Road in New Broughton in February.

The proposals for 112 properties were initially refused by councillors following widespread public opposition over the loss of green barrier land.

However, the university successfully appealed the decision after telling a planning inspector it needed to sell the site to fund improvements worth £60m to its main campus on Mold Road in the town.

Housebuilder Bellway Homes has now entered a reserved matters application with Wrexham Council, which focuses on access arrangements, open space, drainage and other infrastructure requirements.


Housebuilder Bellway Homes has entered a reserved matters application for the site on Gatewen Road, New Broughton, Image: Bellway Homes

In a planning statement, the Newcastle-based company said it wanted to create “an attractive residential neighbourhood”.

It said: “Bellway Homes North West Division have a proven track record of providing good quality aspirational housing.

“The scheme provides a suitable and sustainable residential development that exhibits best practice and respects its context and surroundings with a diverse range of housing typologies proposed.

“The development will provide 112 new homes which will provide a range of house types to create a balanced and mixed community delivering quality and choice of homes.

“The development will create a high quality sustainable residential neighbourhood which maintains and enhances the key existing landscape features, integrating the site into the wider area.

“The properties will be accessible for all and the site is accessible by arrange of means of transport giving residents and visitors a real choice about how they travel.”

Concerns were previously raised regarding the impact the development would have on roads in the area.

The proposals show the main access point for vehicles would be from Gatewen Road, as previously agreed.

The application will be considered by the local authority at a later date.


Words: Liam Randall, Local Democracy Reporter

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