New vision for 'North Wales motorway' housing estate

Reporter:

Kate Forrester

THIS is the bold vision of the future of one of Flintshire’s most controversial housing estates.

Plans have been unveiled for new houses to replace homes demolished to make way for the doomed expansion of the A494.

Clwyd Alyn Housing Association has released its initial artist impressions for the properties at Aston Mead, Queensferry.

The original homes on the site were bulldozered after tenants were evicted to make way for the a planned seven-lane super-highway.

However, the proposal, dubbed the North Wales Motorway was thrown in March 2008, in a dramatic about-turn by Wales’ transport minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.

Community leaders in Aston pressed for new, affordable homes to be built on the site and plans were approved by Flintshire Council earlier this year.

Now Clwyd Alyn has launched a public consultation to see if residents agree with its ideas about the type of homes which could be built.

The artist impressions, put together by Powell Dobson architects, were displayed at a public meeting last week.

Aston councillor George Hardcastle hailed the event as a great success.

He said: “It went really well. We were very pleased with the attendance at the meeting.”

The first bricks are expected to be laid at Aston Mead in August this year and priority for the new homes will be given to Aston residents.

A spokesman for Clwyd Alyn said: “The artist impressions are only indicative suggestions at this stage, not detailed proposals.

“Detailed proposals will only be drawn up after receiving and taking into account feedback from the consultation events.”

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