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CGI showing what the future Maes Yr Haul may look like. Credit: via Active PR

Castle Green to start work on 113 North Wales homes

After naming the development Maes yr Haul, the housebuilder is already planning an additional 20 homes on the site.

Regarding Castle Green Homes’ 113-house project, it will be built on 12 acres off Upper Denbigh Road in St Asaph. There will be 102 market houses with between two and four bedrooms. The remaining 11 properties will be designated affordable for rent or shared ownership via social housing provider Adra.

Maes yr Haul plans also include a playground, footpaths and open spaces to encourage biodiversity. The plans for the 113 homes were approved in July.

Planning permission has not yet been secured for an additional 20 homes, which would be on 1.6 acres of land that used to be an ambulance centre.

The area is special to Castle Green, whose headquarters are three miles away from the development.

“Our head office is in St Asaph and developing close to home, creating much-needed jobs and contributing towards the local economy is a priority to the business,” said Gwyn Jones, chief executive of Castle Green.

“As such, we’re keen to explore development opportunities locally and work collaboratively with the local planning authority, with whom we have had a good working relationship over recent years. Maes yr Haul, falls within this strategy.”

As part of its planning agreement, Castle Green has agreed to invest nearly £250,000 into the St Asaph community. The money will go towards a local school, improving existing affordable housing and enhancing public open spaces.

Because Maes yr Haul sits next to St Kentigern’s Hospice, Castle Green has gifted part of its land to the organisation to provide it with more outdoor space. The housebuilder has also committed to sending donations to the hospice over the next three years.

Like St Asaph, St Kentigern has a role in the Maes yr Haul story.

Jones explained: “A relative of a member of our team passed away at St Kentigern’s and shortly afterwards the rain stopped and the sun shone on the fields.

“When we were thinking of development names, they told us this story and suggested we call it Maes yr Haul, which translates as Fields of Sun.

“It’s an incredibly personal story but also one that resonates with so many people.”

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