A HOUSEBUILDER has been granted approval to build 99 homes in Rhuddlan.

Last month, Macbryde Homes acquired more than eight acres of land in the historic town.

At Denbighshire County Council's Planning Committee on Wednesday, March 13, plans to build the homes on the site were given the go-ahead.

Macbryde Homes will start with the construction of 48 of homes later this Spring.

The remaining homes are due to be built by Anwyl Homes.

Gwyn Jones, managing director of Macbryde Homes, said: "The need for quality homes that appeal to families across Denbighshire is acute and we’re delighted to have received this news.

"Whilst the land had already been ear-marked for residential development, there is never total certainty that things will go your way until the decision is finally confirmed."

The properties to be built by Macbryde Homes will sit adjacent to the Tirionfa development and near to the Rhuddlan Golf Club.

The houses will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties.

Mr Jones added: "Sites of this quality aren’t as plentiful as we’d like them to be, so we were delighted to successfully acquire this sought-after location.

"We anticipate that these homes will particularly appeal to first time buyers, young professionals and growing families and look forward to welcoming those purchasers to Rhuddlan, as our work progresses."

Cllr Ann Davies, county and Rhuddlan town councillor, tried to request a referral to the application during the planning meeting on Wednesday.

She said: "I would like to request a referral based on the lack of evidence to Welsh Water. I visited Welsh Water on Monday and have an email that this was brought to their attention by myself that they were not aware of the public sewer crossing this site."

Paul Mead, development manager at Denbighshire County Council, said that Welsh Water had made no objections. Members voted not to defer the application.

Cllr Arwel Roberts, also county and town councillor for Rhuddlan, said: "I feel for Rhuddlan.

"As a Welsh language which is very dear to my heart, this will affect the town, or call it a village, it will affect that this has got an identity as a Welsh community and it is not going to be of help bringing 100 houses into Rhuddlan.

"We are suffering with the Welsh language throughout our county and this will affect the community of Rhuddlan.

"I am annoyed that in the site meeting the site officer said the survey had been done on the effect of traffic coming from Prestatyn, Meliden, Dyserth and Rhuddlan. I haven't seen this survey.

"There is going to be problems with traffic. There is problems there now."