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Outline plans feature 1,520 homes and a 420-place primary school. Credit: via planning documents

Redrow outlines plans for 1,500-home Wrexham mini-village

The Flintshire-based housebuilder’s vision for the 180-acre plot at Lower Berse Farm also includes the creation of a local centre and a 420-place primary school.

Redrow Homes has submitted outline plans to build up to 1,520 houses on the Wrexham site, which would be accessed off Ruthin Road and Bersham Road.

While all matters except access are reserved, an illustrative masterplan indicates that the scheme would provide a mix of one- to four-bedroom homes with 15% affordable housing provision.

Plans also include the retention of two four-acre plots on site for the future creation of a primary school and a local centre, with another 57 acres reserved for public open space.

While detailed proposals for the local centre are set to be submitted at a later date, a design and access statement suggests that the building would provide shops, a community hall, a children’s nursery, and a pub.

Lower Berse Farm is currently used as an agricultural field, however the site is draft allocated for housing in Wrexham Council’s emerging Local Development Plan. The council rejected the plan in April and again in June, with the matter most likely heading to a judicial review.

In the emerging Local Development Plan, Wrexham Council highlights a need for 7,750 new homes to be built across the borough by 2028. This means that this development alone would deliver nearly 20% of the borough’s housing need.

Redrow ran a consultation on the plans in June.

Paul Murray, strategic land director at Redrow, said: “We are proposing a diverse range of homes to meet local need, including 15% affordable properties.

“Our plans for this well-connected site also include play areas, green open spaces, a new primary school, community centre, provision for a local centre, and sustainable transport links”, he continued.

“The development has been carefully designed to integrate with the character of the local area and support the health and wellbeing of residents.”

The housebuilder worked with The Environment Partnership on the project’s design. The Planning Consultancy is the scheme’s planning consultant.

Also on the project team is SCP, E3P, and Pea Green. Shields Arboricultural Consultancy, Redmore Environmental, and ADAS are advising on environmental strategy.

Want to learn more about the project? Search for application number P/2023/0593 on Wrexham Council’s planning portal.

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