Multi-million pound proposals for a supermarket, hotel, pub/restaurant and more than 300 homes have been submitted to Wrexham County Borough Council – with land now earmarked for a new primary school to cope with the expected influx of families to the scheme on the 57-acre area of the Wynnstay Estate.
The development proposed by Wynnstay Farming Limited, on what is currently agricultural land, would also include offices and light industrial units.
“More than 70% of people thought the development would improve employment opportunities in the area, while 69% said it would improve retail choice.
“However, some concerns were raised – particularly about the increased strain on local schools. I am delighted the revised plans have allocated an area of the site to accommodate a new primary school. This amendment has been made as a direct result of the feedback the developers received.
“The developers are continuing to talk to supermarket chains, house-building companies and a pub/hotel operator who have shown interest in being part of the project, which I believe would bring huge economic benefits to the area.
“As well the jobs created once the scheme is complete, there would be hundreds of construction roles during the building phase – I welcome these plans and strongly feel they would breathe new life into the area.”
The application will be considered by the council’s planning committee in the coming months.