OBJECTIONS are being lodged against a proposed multi-use development near
an existing shopping park.
Broughton and Bretton Community Council has registered its objections
to a development on Chester Road that would see the construction of
a hotel, public house and medical centre just metres from Broughton Shopping Park.
Proposals were heard during the council’s meeting on Tuesday evening.
Council clerk Noel Barnes told members an application had been submitted for land near to the Airbus manufacturing site and the existing Broughton Shopping
But councillors raised concerns, highlighting no discussions had taken place between Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Flintshire Council and the developers about the potential usage of a new medical centre.
Members also raised issues surrounding traffic congestion, with some suggesting access from Chester Road may be problematic.
Cllr Ros Griffiths said: “I think access from Chester Road is a very bad decision. I’m also very concerned about the health centre.
“If there has been no discussion, how can we approve something we don’t know would be taken up? I don’t know how on earth we can approve outline planning.”
Cllr Griffiths’ stance was supported by her colleague, Cllr Mike Warburton, who said: “I agree this is premature, it’s pie in the sky.
“I’d like to know, what benefit are we going to derive from this development?”
Broughton East member and Flintshire councillor Mike Lowe said the plan put forward by developers needed “more meat on the bones”.
But he suggested Broughton did need extra facilities as the current medical centre is “bursting at the seams”.
Cllr Tim Hawes criticised the proposals for the construction of a new pub, just metres away from the Mill House pub on Chester Road.
Cllr Hawes also told the meeting he disagreed with the information put out by the developers of the site, who suggested only users of the shopping park would visit the fast food restaurant included on site.
Councillors voted to reject the proposals based on the prematurity of the plan. The application will be considered by Flintshire Council.