A local developer has proposed plans to build 158 houses on Abergele park land, with the scheme set to bring £20m to the Welsh economy and create 90 jobs.
The developer, named as St Asaph, is planning to build the properties across 14 acres of the Business Park in Abergele. According to a recent update, the firm has proposed their planning ideas to the Conwy Council, currently awaiting a response.
According to the park, the proposal includes homes for approximately 360 people, which will help raise £4.1m to the local economy per year and roughly £180,000 in council tax receipts. The planning could also give £300,000 towards local services.
A Macbryde spokesman said:
“This is a strategically important site for both Macbryde Homes and Conwy County Borough Council.
“As one of the largest housing schemes in the borough this development will bring a significant level of investment to the wider area, providing an economic impetus that the housing market has lacked in recent years across North Wales.
“The latent demand for new quality housing in the North Wales market is seen by our current housing scheme being built in Old Colwyn where reservations ahead of the delivery of the showhome complex have surpassed our own expectations.
“The development at the business park shall intrinsically link our own company business plan over the next five years, underpinning a strong delivery forecast and acting as a key anchor development in our very own local housing market”.
The plans include 74 four-bed detached properties, 19 three-bed detached properties, 24 three-bed terraced properties, 19 three-bed semi-detached properties, one two-bed semi-detached property and 19 two-bed terraced houses.
However, objections against the development have been raised. Members of the public have stated that the roundabout proposed will be “insufficient” and that the additional traffic noise will cause an obstruction. This is in addition to the building noise which will inevitably cause upset to surrounding areas and the residents of Ty Cariad (Dementia Care Centre).
Even though the plans are still being considered by Conwy council and have not yet been formally accepted, planners have advised that permission should be granted.