Quarry Farm, Castle Green, p consultation

Castle Green and Arda's project is set on 12 acres of land at Quarry Farm in Flint. Credit: via consultation documents

Castle Green pitches 128 affordable Flintshire homes

If approved as-is by the county council’s planning committee, the housebuilder’s plans would meet nearly 54% of the local authority’s yearly affordable housing requirement.

Castle Green Home has partnered with registered provider Arda for the scheme, which is set on 12 acres of land at Quarry Farm in Flint next to the Croes Atti neighbourhood.

A public consultation for the project commenced Monday and runs until 8 January 2024. You can access the consultation at planning.castlegreenhomes.uk/application/quarry-farm-oakenholt.

The 128 proposed homes will be a mix of apartments and houses, all of which will be owned and managed by Arda.

Most of the 128 homes will be available under a social rent tenure, according to consultation documents. This will equate to 20 one-bed flats, four two-bed apartments, 26 two-bed houses, 12 three-bed homes, and eight four-bed ones.

Intermediate rent is the next most popular tenure in the project, with 20 two-bed houses and 22 three-bed houses designated with this tenure.

Castle Green and Arda’s plans also call for eight two-bed houses and eight three-bed houses to be set aside for shared ownership.

The scheme will also include a new vehicle access point from Ffordd Hywyn.

Grimster Planning is the project’s affordable housing consultant, and was the one who noted the contribution that it would make to Flintshire County Council’s affordable housing targets. The county council has a yearly affordable housing requirement of 238 homes.

Ascerta is the scheme’s arboriculture and ecology expert. Coopers is handling drainage and flood risk. SCP is the transport consultant, Wardell Armstrong the archaeology, and Carl Williams Land Surveys the topographical survey.  TPM Landscape is the landscape architect.

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Flint doesn’t have the infra structure to deal with more houses and people, traffic coming into Flint and out is a nightmare, please no more houses

By Peter Welch

Where exactly will be the new entry/exit point to this new housing development proposed at Quarry Farm, Oakenholt, Flint? The people of Flint should all be made aware of this proposed new Road system,so they can have their comments and views taken into consideration. Flint is already gridlocked with traffic every day, morning and evening. The current entry/exit point on the A548 with that stupid little roundabout is dangerous for buses, large lorries and vehicles and is gridlocked morning /evening. It should be replaced with Traffic Lights which would be far safer.

By proposed at Quarry Farm Oakenholt, Flint?

I did a comment but it didn’t appear when sent. So what’s the point in wasting your time making and sending comments if you are not going to let the public see them.

By Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous. Apologies for the delay – comments on Place North West are not published automatically and go through a review process. Unfortunately your comment as proposed at Quarry Farm Oakenhold, Flint? at 1:44pm fell as I was in the middle of another task. It has now been published. – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

I commented yesterday but you didn’t permit it by the look of things. I thought you wanted open constructive views. I shall bring this up at the next Town Council meeting. I also rang Mr McBride and left a message for him, but he didn’t bother to call me back. I tried leaving a message on the office number, but it cut off straight away before you could leave a message.

By Anonymous

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