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03/05/2019

Former Wrexham steelworks targeted for 450 homes

Words: Roger Milne
Brymbo steelworks / Shutterstock_697331278

Proposals for a 450-home development on a former steelworks site near Wrexham have been unveiled.

The Brymbo Park scheme also includes a district centre, a primary school, a health centre, a restaurant, car-parking and children’s play areas.

The outline planning application for a residential-led mixed-use development has been submitted to the planning authority, Wrexham County Borough Council, by Barton Willmore. The site comprises 32 hectares of land at the former former Brymbo Steelworks which closed in 1990 with the loss of 1,100 jobs.

Parts of the overall site have already been developed for housing but other areas with consents for employment uses remain fallow because of the economic downturn and the lack of demand for employment land in the area, the developers explained.

The developer, Brymbo Developments Ltd, insisted: “This proposed development is bringing forward the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’ and is an opportunity to create a sense
of place and bring forward the services and facilities that have been long awaited by the local community.”

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