Plans submitted for 1,700 new homes in Bodelwyddan
Denbighshire council has received an outline planning application from Cardiff-based Barwood Land and Estates for the construction of up to 1,700 new homes on a site east of the village of Bodelwyddan, near the A55.
Bodelwyddan was earmarked by the council as an area which urgently requires more new build homes in 2011, and now a serious residential-led proposal has finally been put forward.
Aside from around 1,700 new houses, the planning application also includes a new primary school, 80-bed care home, two community centres and a 100-bed hotel.
Over 88,000sqm of floorspace has been allocated for employment purposes, including offices, starter units and small-scale warehousing.
There has been some opposition to development since the authority proposed in 2008 to designate a big site at Bodelwyddan as a key area in its Local Development Plan and which was approved last year following a lengthy public inquiry.
But the developers behind the planned project claim that the mixed-use scheme will enable Denbighshire to take advantage of the investment opportunities along the A55 corridor while enabling people to live within walking or cycling distance of their place of work.
A public consultation is now due to be held before the county council makes a final decision on the development.