Local News & Archive — April 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm — Updated: April 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Decision due on Meliden housing plan

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A decision is expected this week on controversial plans to build 133 homes on farmland in Meliden.

Proposals by Penrhyn Homes to build housing at Mindale Farm, just off Ffordd Hendre, have been recommended for approval by Denbighshire County Council.

But opponents – including Prestatyn Town Council – say the local road network would not be able to cope with extra traffic. They argue the proposed access down Ffordd Gwilym and onto the A547 is especially dangerous, partly because of the steep junction.

A report for the planning committee, due to be discussed on Wednesday, states: ”Taking all the issues into account, and in fully respecting the representation in relation to the application, it is officers’ opinion, based on the conclusions of the Highway Officers, that there are limited technical highway grounds to justify a refusal recommendation in this instance.”

The farmland had not been originally included in Denbighshire’s local development plan – but it was later added after a call by the planning inspector to allow more housing sites to cope with future demand.

Objectors have also claimed the development will impact the nearby primary school, Ysgol Melyd, although Penrhyn Homes has already pledged £192,000 towards building an extension to accommodate more children.

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