Council members to discuss proposed changes to Bodelwyddan development

Published date: 24 July 2014 |
Published by: Suzanne Jordan 
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COUNCIL members will discuss “proposed changes” to plans to build more than 1700 houses, a care home, a school and a hotel next to the marble church at a site in Bodelwyddan.

Members of Denbighshire's County Council’s Planning Committee will meet next Wednesday (July, 30) to decide on whether to adopt changes to the site development brief, which have been proposed following an eight week public consultation.

Denbighshire Council received a total of 107 responses following the consultation. Issues have been raised over traffic impacts, impacts on conservation area and St Margaret’s Church - better known as the Marble Church, flood risk and drainage concerns, location of the new school and requirement for a spine road through the development to improve access.

Some of the main changes proposed include clarification regarding site access, a spine road connecting access to the site from Junction 26 of the A55 and Sarn Lane, additional design guidance to help protect the setting of St Margaret’s Church, an extension to St Margaret’s churchyard, corrections to information regarding historic remains and greater emphasis on footpath and cycleway links.

It has been recommended that members of the committee adopt the proposed Site Development Brief for Bodelwyddan, with recommended changes.

The site in Bodelwyddan has been a subject of debate since 2008 when the Denbighshire authority proposed the site as a key area in its local development plan (LDP).

Denbighshire councillors adopted the draft LDP after a lengthy debate at a full council meeting last June.

Formal plans for site, which is located east of the village and running alongside the A55, were submitted to the Council by developer Barwood Land and Estates earlier this year.

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