A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build 133 houses and a separate application for the creation of an access road is back on the table.

The fresh application from Penrhyn Homes – on land at Mindale Farm, Meliden – has been submitted to Denbighshire County Council.

Residents fear the development will “swamp the village”.

The application includes the demolition of existing property and outbuildings (Mindale Farm), developing 133 houses and construction of internal estate roads, as well as landscaping works.

Many residents have opposed the proposals and Bob Patterson, who lives in Ffordd Tynewydd, said he is “totally dumbfounded as to how this can be okay”.

The former Prestatyn and Meliden mayor is putting together a list of objections.

In a design and access statement, a revised housing site masterplan layout – post-consultations – is included.

It states: “The design will take account of the site’s edge of settlement visual prominence and existing built heritage. This will be achieved by a context aware use of design and external construction materials.

“The site layout and building orientation will respect views from the surrounding area. 133 properties have been fitted onto the site having regard to existing housing/education land-use to the south.

“The applicant has generated a proposal which has made effective use of context to provide a legible and accessible new major housing development, that is not car dependent and aims to serve local housing needs primarily – and which is visually attractive at the edge of the settlement, providing new opportunities for access, recreation, sport and creation of wildlife corridors alongside the ecological resources neighbouring to the north edge.”

Villagers have successfully countered the controversial development once.

Last October, following a local hearing, planning inspector Kay Sheffield rejected the proposal by Penrhyn Homes for 133 properties on land at Mindale Farm.

A public meeting to discuss the plans will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 6.30pm in Meliden Community Centre.

All are welcome to attend.