CONTROVERSIAL plans for a housing development have been lodged.
The application, to build 23 two-storey properties on land by Upper Bryn Coch in Mold, has generated 74 letters of objection.
Residents have raised concerns about the impact on wildlife, overdevelopment and flooding of the site and traffic concerns.
The plan, lodged by Stewart Milne Homes, has nevertheless been recommended for approval.
Mold Town Council also has concerns, stating that traffic flow would be “increased considerably”, the plan marks an overdevelopment of the site, and that ‘culverting’ the watercourse would cause a flooding hazard.
Natural Resources Wales stated it felt the flooding risk could be managed acceptably.
A report to be discussed by Flintshire Council’s planning committee on Wednesday says: “It is considered that all detailed matters are now acceptable on the part of the site which is allocated for residential development in the Flintshire unitary development plan.”
According to the report, the proposed development would have a significant effect on Ysgol Glanrafon in Mold and so it is requested that the developers make a contribution of £73,542.
They will also be required to pay £25,300 for the enhancement of existing public open space in the nearby community.
The report further addresses several issues raised by residents and Mold Town Council.
It says: “There are no highway safety or capacity grounds to resist the development as proposed, and the current proposals offer an opportunity to provide improved pedestrian and cycle routes though the site.
“It is considered that there will be no significant detrimental impact upon the amenities of the proposed occupiers of the dwellings.
“The site is predominantly improved agricultural grass land which is of limited ecological value. The key ecological features on the site will be retained as a result of the development.”