Erlas Park, Harworth Group, P, planning docs

Harworth Group is consulting on a 900 home plan for Wrexham. Credit: via planning docs

Consultation open for 900 homes in Wrexham

The Harworth Group is looking to develop a 113-acre site off Cefn Road near the city centre.

A primary school, sports pitches, and road upgrades are included in the Erlas Park proposals for the land, which is currently a mix of agricultural and playing fields.

The site has been included in Wrexham’s Local Development Plan, with 1,680 homes in total earmarked in the wider allocation.

This proposal includes 20% affordable housing, a total of 180 dwellings, according to planning documents which have been prepared for submission after the consultation which runs until Tuesday, 7 May. The consultation can be accessed here.

The housing mix comprises eight one-bed homes, 323 two-bed properties, 428 three-bed dwellings, and 141 four-bed houses, with 1,792 parking spaces.

A planning statement put together by J10 shows the development would be delivered in phases.

In the first phase 532 homes would be developed during which playing pitches and drainage solutions would be established.

Erlas Park Wrexham, Harworth Group, P, Harworth Group

Harworth Group is plotting 900 homes for a site near Wrexham city centre. Credit: via planning docs

Phase two would see 368 dwellings built with a 420-space primary school, recreational greenspace, and a spine link road.

Wrexham County Council adopted the LDP at an extraordinary meeting at the end of last year, after being taken to court by a group of developers, understood to include Harworth, in a successful bid to have it instated.

Councillors had twice refused to adopt the plan which had been deemed sound following inspection.

As well as J10 the project team for this development includes Egniol, TetraTech, Tyler Grange, ARC/Magnitude, UCML, Adept, Reading Agricultural, Hydrock, SLR, Element Sustainability, Miller Goodall, and Alfredson & York.

Planning documents, including the design and access statement, can be viewed on the consultation website.

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These homes are not for local people Wrexham needs council houses not houses for people commuting from across the border also destroying prime Agricultural land

By Anonymous

This is good news – more choice for local people and will also attract new people to the area, who will bring skills and jobs with them- let’s hope this is just the start for this area

By Stuart wood

This is not good news. The infrastructure cannot cope with the number of people and vehicles there are now. Greedy developers are only interested in their own profits. They couldn’t give two hoots about the affect these large scale developments will have on local people and the quality of their lives going forward. They just want to come in, profiteer, and go and leave everyone who lives in the area to deal with the problems that a having a wholly inadequate infrastructure and massively overstretched and underfunded public services, causes. The population of Wrexham is actually forecast to fall. Why is there a need for these large scale developments? This will not benefit local people.

By Anonymous

This is horrendous the roads around this area can not cope as it is, taking away more green space that a lot of people like to walk. R you building more doctors, dentists and hospitals as the current ones can’t cope as it is, let alone all these new houses/people to. No no no this should not be happening

By Alexandra Owens

I walked these fields this afternoon and observed beautiful hedgerows teeming with life, wide open spaces, big skies, woodland, bluebell woods and a wealth of wildlife and biodiversity. This will all be lost. No amount of talk of ‘wildlife corridors’ will make this ok. Once the land has been built on we can never get that back. The noise of construction and sheer volume of human beings, traffic and human habitation will drive the wildlife away. It’s tragic but as usual money and financial profit will be prioritised.

By Sophia Leadill

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