Llay New Road, SG Estates, p planning docs

The 12 acre plot is allocated for housing in Wrexham's emerging Local Development Plan. Credit: via planning documents

Wrexham to approve controversial resi plans

SG Estates’ proposals focus on 12 acres of green space off Llay New Road, where the developer wants to build 92 homes in the village of Rhosrobin.

Wrexham Council is expected to approve the development at its planning committee meeting on Monday.

The Saer Architects-designed scheme would feature a mix of flats and houses, including 23 affordable residences.

Proposals also include the installation of a roundabout at the Llay New Road and Rhosrobin Road junction to create access to the development.

The development would “maintain the openness” of the site, according to a council report, with plans for large sections of public space including play and wildlife areas.

Plans were first submitted for the scheme in 2021 and were met with concerns from the community about the potential loss of open space.

The land is allocated for housing in Wrexham’s proposed Local Development Plan, however members have noted that the site is actually identified as ‘green space’ in the Unitary Development Plan.

The UDP expired in 2011, while the LDP has still not been formally accepted. The council rejected the LDP in April and again in June, with the matter most likely heading to a judicial review.

Councillors are recommended to approve the residential scheme next week despite an online petition objecting to the housing estate attracting almost 300 signatures, along with a further 51 objections submitted.

At the same meeting, Wrexham Council is expected to approve the creation of 19 apartments on the former Kingsley Circle Community Centre site off Eaton Drive as well as 21 homes on the former air products site off Llangollen Road.

Nigel Thorns Planning Consultancy is advising SG Estates on the plans. The project team also includes Tree Solutions, Ecological Design Consultant, Redmore Environmental, and REFA Consulting Engineers.

For those who want to learn more about the proposals, the scheme’s application number with Wrexham Council is P/2021/1057.

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