Multi-million-pound land deal unlocks 400 Flintshire homes
Ashberry Homes will start work early next year to deliver a mix of two- to five-bedroom properties on the 34-acre plot off Welsh Road in Deeside, as part of the wider Northern Gateway masterplan.
The housebuilder, a trading division of Bellway Homes, has purchased the land in a multi-million-pound deal from Corus Steelworks, which formerly operated from the Flintshire site.
Most recently used for agricultural purposes, the wider area is earmarked in the county’s local plan for at least 650 homes and 200 acres of employment land.
Astle Planning & Design has drawn up the plans for the 400-home scheme, which can finally get underway following Flintshire County Council’s approval of Bellway’s plans in March.
Known as Jubilee Place, the development is Ashberry’s first in Deeside.
Elsewhere in the North West, the housebuilder acquired more than 16 acres of former farmland in Westhoughton to create almost 600 homes.
Jenny Bell, sales director at Ashberry, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Northern Gateway, bringing 400 high-quality new-build homes to Deeside.
“We wanted to retain some local heritage and chose to call the new development Jubilee Place, after the nearby Jubilee Bridge.”
Lichfields is advising Ashberry on the Flintshire proposals. Also on the project team are Tyler Grange, Landscape Design Solutions, Ascerta, Curtins, and Waterco.
To learn more about the project, search for application number 063591 on Flintshire County Council’s planning portal.