VILLAGERS are being invited to discuss plans that could lead to more than 1,700 homes being built in Bodelwyddan.
Barwood Land and Estates Ltd will present proposals for a site, to the east of Bodelwyddan, at a public exhibition at Bodelwyddan Community Centre on Wednesday, September 11.
The plans, under Denbighshire’s Local Development plan (LDP), involve building 1,715 homes, 26 hectares (64 acres) of land for employment, as well as a primary school and community facilities.
Denbighshire councillors adopted the draft LDP after a lengthy debate at a full council meeting in June.
Town councillor Derek Barker, said he fears such developments will never materialise.
He said: “These plans are fraught with disaster, there is no guarantee about the quality. In these dark days of financial crisis, where is the money coming from?
“The developers are going to arrive with pretty pictures but since 2006 not a brick has even been laid. There needs to be some hard facts, I went to a meeting about five or six years ago and they promised all sorts.
“This is not something that can be done overnight, the people of Bodelwyddan could be left with a building site for years.”
The draft LDP makes provisions for 7,500 new homes over the 15 year period between 2006 – 2021.
Of the 7,500 new homes more than 1,400 have already been built and a further 1,715 have planning permission.
Opponents of the plans claim new homes would add pressure to local traffic, water and power supplies.
MP Chris Ruane added: “The LDP obviously has huge implications not just for Bodelwyddan but also for the whole county.
“This meeting will be an opportunity for all those who have concerns or an interest in seeing what plans are in the pipeline so I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to attend.”
The exhibition, open from 1pm until 8pm, will be attended by representatives from Barwood Land and Estates aswell as members of the project team.
The public are invited to submit comments by post or personally at the exhibition.
A spokesperson from Barwood Land and Estates said: “We have no further comments to make at this stage.”