Developers have put forward plans for new apartments on the site of Denbigh’s former grammar school.
Around 70 apartments for older and vulnerable people could be built as part of the £10 million ‘Pentre Canol’ project earmarked for derelict land on Middle Lane.
The Grŵp Cynefin housing association held a consultation last year on its proposals for the extra care scheme and has now submitted them to Denbighshire County Council. The company says any contractor hired to build the apartments will have to commit to using local employees and suppliers.
In a statement, Grŵp Cynefin said: ”New affordable housing is one of the major economic drivers behind regeneration. Extra care housing and supported housing for the elderly and vulnerable provides affordable, flexible and adaptable accommodation that meets the criteria for lifetime homes.
”The proposed scheme at Pentre Canol aims to provide an exemplar extra care scheme providing a local resource for residents of Denbigh and the community beyond. The scheme will provide a mix of affordable homes for older people and couples and those with supported living needs, offering a range of new accommodation to meet differing housing needs.”
Denbigh Grammar School was built on Middle Lane during the 1902-3 term but later expanded onto a second site on Ruthin Road. The original site was closed in 1983 and became a youth club and further education centre before falling into disrepair.
Source: Daily Post