THE deadline for representations on plans to build more than 1,700 houses, a care home and a hotel next to the marble church at Bodelwyddan has been extended.
Villagers are being invited to put forward their views on the plans, submitted to Denbighshire County Council by developer Barwood Land and Estates, until Friday, March 21.
Comments can be made through the application search facility on the DCC website, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Planning, Caledfryn, Smithfield Road, Denbigh LL16 3RJ.
Last month Cllr Derek Barker commented that Bodelwyddan Council had drafted a letter to the Minister for Environment at the National Assembly in the hope that he would “consider the plans”, rather than the Denbighshire authority.
He said: “We are calling on MP Chris Ruane and AM’s Miller, Jones and Gruffydd together to make similar representation.
“If this goes ahead, the village is going to be left as a glorified building site for years.”
A spokesperson from Barwood and Land Estates stated that an application was submitted to DCC following a public exhibition of proposals and that they were consistent with the key aspect of DCC’s local development plan (LDP).
A spokesperson added: “We look forward to continuing to work with the community, Bodelwyddan Town Council and Denbighshire County Council as the scheme progresses through the planning application process.”
The planning application can be viewed on Denbighshire council’s planning website: http://planning.denbighshire.gov.uk. Reference: 40/2013/1585
Paper copies are also available at Rhuddlan and St Asaph Library and at the Planning Office in Denbigh.
The plans will be on display at Bodelwyddan Community Centre, Ty Fry Lane, on Monday, March 3 from 10am until 1.30pm and on Friday, March 7 from 2pm until 7.30pm.