A HOME-builder has submitted plans to build 28 properties on a site previously occupied by an ambulance depot.

Castle Green Homes are behind the proposals that will see 28 dwellings, including three affordable houses, on a site previously used by the Welsh Ambulance Service HQ on Upper Denbigh Road, St Asaph.

The area forms part of the old HM Stanley Hospital complex.

Castle Green Homes has already been granted the go-ahead for the development of 113 homes across a 12 acre site on Upper Denbigh Road.

This new application, to build 28 homes, takes in an additional 1.6 acre parcel of land.

Castle Green is planning to submit a separate application to amend the approved plans. The house-builder wants to reduce the number of properties from 113 to 112 on the adjacent land, with 'Plot 98' of the consented scheme to instead form part of this new application.

A Design and Access Statement into plans says: "It should be noted that the applicant is progressing plans to submit a separate Section 73 Application on the adjacent consented land (Application Reference 46/2021/1161 and 46/2022/0841) to amend the approved plans. This would reduce the number of dwellings to 112 on the adjacent land (with 'Plot 98' of the consented scheme instead now forming part of this application instead). As such, there would only be a net increase of 27 dwellings (despite 28 dwellings being applied for). Hence, 140 dwellings in total would cumulatively be delivered across the two sites."

The affordable homes will comprise of two-bedroom mid terraced properties and one three-bed end terraced property.

The other homes will be a mix of two-bed, three-bed and four-bed properties.

The statement adds: "The proposed dwellings will all be a maximum of two-storeys in height, reflective of the prevailing local character on the consented land to the north and south, and existing development to the west of Upper Denbigh Road.

"The layout has respected the council’s required separation distances and has sought to avoid any issues of overlooking/loss of privacy consistent with the council’s spacing standards. This includes the St Kentigern Hospice and Palliative Care Centre to the west of the site, and approved residential development to the north, east and south of the site."


Prior to the acquisition of the land by the Castle Green Homes [which is owned freehold], the site had been marketed by Legat Owen Chartered Surveyors from October 2021, with a deadline set for offer of December 17 2021, at the instruction of the Welsh Ambulance Trust.

Three offers were received, all from residential developers. No offers were received for the property in its existing use, nor for any commercial or community use or development.

The land and buildings are no longer in active use and "do not meet modern-day employment needs."

In February, the Journal reported that the home-builder had gifted a piece of land to a St Kentigern Hospice and given a grieving family a lasting memory of their loved one.