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.