Public inquiry into plans for 133 homes in Meliden delayed by three weeks

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A public inquiry into controversial plans for a large-scale housing development has been put back three weeks.

The inquiry by a Welsh Government planning inspector was originally due to be held today but will now take place on October 4.

Penrhyn Homes are appealing against Denbighshire County Council’s refusal to allow 133 dwellings on land between Mindale Farm and Ffordd Gwilym at Meliden, near Prestatyn.

The land was not originally earmarked for housing in the county’s development plan but was added after the Welsh Government said there was a shortfall in the county-wide allocation for housing.

When the application came before the planning committee in May, officers recommended that it be approved but members voted to reject it.

The main objections were the lack of infrastructure and likely traffic hazard, especially where so many extra vehicles would be entering the main Rhuddlan-Prestatyn road from Ffordd Gwilym at a steep junction.

The planners claimed, however, that those “limited technical highway grounds” were not enough to justify refusal.

Others argued against the loss of natural habitat for shrews, newts, owls and other birds.

Former local councillor Bob Patterson, who carried out a survey of local residents, said that 95 were totally against the scheme. Prestatyn Town Council also lodged an objection.

Penrhyn Homes have agreed to contribute £192,000 towards an extension to the village school, Ysgol Melyd, to accommodate the additional children likely to be generated by the development.

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  • Callous Whinge

    04:04, 05 October 2017

    government and corporations colluding to profit at the expense of people's lives. What about the pollution along the road with all the extra traffic? What about the added NOX levels and the added road congestion, as well as safety ? Government says it's all about tackling climate change and environmental issues until there is the chance to make some money. The parasites in government will always put corporate concerns before the will of the people.

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  • Patty

    23:11, 04 October 2017

    A ridiculous idea.,Prestatyn Doctors cannot cope as it is.,the extra burden on resources would be dreadful. Regarding the traffic!!!!just witnessed an accident on the small bridge near the High School last week,.Additional getting in and out of Roads ,.Avenues onto Meliden Rd.,is horrendous .

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  • Ianm1964

    04:04, 18 September 2017

    It's a total disgrace, meliden can't cope with the traffic you only have to look at the accidents and the amount of people being knocked down you can't even get out of the estate now due to traffic traveling through meliden and to even think of putting these homes up only comes to one thought profit before people's lives anyone with a once of common sense can see this village is far to small to take this amount of houses it's at breaking point now you only have to travel through meliden to see this , children going school in the morning are in constant danger due to the sheer volume of traffic , this company has one priority profit , they don't care about anything else .

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