CONTROVERSIAL plans for more than 300 new homes could be given the green light tomorrow.
Flintshire Council is recommending approval in a reserved matters application by Anwyl Construction for 306 new houses at Croes Atti, Chester Road, Flint.
The plans form part of the large Croes Atti development which is for about 600 homes in total.
Outline planning permission for the overall scheme has been in place since 2006, with reserved matters approval having already been granted for other stages of the development.
In a report to go before Flintshire Council’s planning and development control committee on Wednesday Flintshire’s head of planning Andy Farrow writes: “The proposal itself forms part of an overall site of 27 hectares which was granted outline planning permission for a mixed use development scheme comprising residential development, public open space, infrastructure works, landscaping and education and community facilities.
“The previously granted outline approval and the past and current reserved matters applications have been the subject of extensive negotiations between the applicants and the council.”
An action group has campaigned against the Croes Atti development and the report states seven letters of objection were received.
One of the main objections has concerned road safety as campaigners fear the area could become a ‘rat run’ without deterrents such as barriers in place.
The list of objections in the report includes fears for the ‘safety of schoolchildren and pedestrians’.
The reserved matters application was originally for 312 homes but this has now been reduced to 306.
Approval is recommended subject to a lengthy list of conditions being met.
These include a detailed scheme needing to be submitted for the building of a roundabout on the A548, as well as a scheme for the improvement of Coed Onn Road.
Both will have to be submitted and approved before any work start.
l The proposal is for a different section to Croes Atti to where work has been delayed after a Roman lead foundry was unearthed by builders.
This led to a three-week exploration with archaelogists finding evidence of a thriving production site on the banks of the River Dee.