PLANS have been submitted to demolish a chapel and build a four-bedroom house in its place.
The application made to Wrexham Council involves the former Bethlehem Congregational Chapel in Smithy Road, Coedpoeth.
The proposal says the loss of the chapel is “not considered to be significant”.
The application documents say: “The building has remained vacant and has not been used as a community facility for a number of years.
“There are also other modern facilities within the immediate area that can be used by community groups, should there be a requirement.
“Over the last few years, while the building has stood vacant, the property has been visited for general maintenance and there have been no noticeable signs of any protected species within the existing structure.”
The chapel is described as being in a poor state of repair.
“The property does not easily lend itself to residential conversion, so it is felt demolition and construction of a new dwelling would provide a more usable home that is better suited to the requirements of a modern family,” the applications documents say.
“There is no off street parking and it would be very difficult to implement the required parking, turning facilities, parking spaces and private garden within the existing curtilage of the chapel.
“The proposed dwelling seeks to enhance the street scene by providing a building that fits in with the cottage appearance but retains a red brick facade with a slate finish roof.
“The proposed dwelling is set back from the building line of Smithy Road and the existing chapel. This also enables the provision of adequate parking to the front and side.”