The North Wales proposal from Maxi Developments was to build the homes on a 9.6-acre greenfield site.
Conwy County Borough Council voted to take the planning officer’s recommendation and deny the development approval. The council argued that services for the area were already stretched.
In the planning officer’s report, they wrote that the site went outside of the local plan’s settlement boundaries for Old Colwyn. They also said the scheme was not sustainable, as it would increase the demand for car travel in the countryside, and that the project would harm the “visual amenity” of the area.
If it had been built, the houses would have been built in two phases on land adjacent to Bryn Rodyn, Dolwen Road. The first phase would have seen 53 homes built. The second would have seen an additional 16. There would have been a mixture of four-bedroom, three-bedroom and two-bedroom homes on the site. There would also have been nearly 2.3 acres of open space for the public.
The development team on the project included Cadnant Planning.