Rydal Penrhos School, Castle Green, p planning docs

The grade two-listed Pwllycrochan House will be converted into 31 apartments. Credit: via planning documents

Green light for Conwy school overhaul

Rydal Penrhos will now relocate its existing preparatory facilities into the institution’s main campus to make way for 94 homes off Pwllycrochan Avenue.

Conwy County Council followed offer recommendations this afternoon to approve Castle Green Homes’ plans to replace the preparatory and pre-school buildings across the 15-acre site with a mix of houses and apartments.

Proposals include the demolition of the modern extensions to the estate’s grade two-listed Pwllycrochan House, which is to be converted to provide 31 one- to three-bedroom apartments.

Originally built as a residential home in 1821, the property has acted as the main preparatory school building at Rydal Penrhos since 1952. At present, the building is not being used to its full capacity with most of its upper floors and the kitchen area now vacant, according to an officer report.

Rydal Penrhos Preparatory and Pre-School’s assembly hall, IT, and science buildings will also be torn down to pave the way for the delivery of 63 houses.

These houses will include four one-, 10 two-, 19 three-, and 30 four-bedroom units, of which 19 will be affordable.

Outside, residents will have access to almost four acres of open space featuring an equipped children’s play area.

Satplan is advising on the proposals. The project team also includes Harttron, Ascerta, and SCP.

To learn more about the proposals, search for application number 0/49674 on Conwy County Council’s planning portal.

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