DETAILED plans for 18 new homes in Llay have been recommended to be given the green light.

Wrexham Council’s planning committee originally approved outline proposals for the development on land at the back of Llay Miners Welfare in 2016.

Reserved matters relating to the appearance, layout and scale of the site are now set to go before councillors after being submitted by Wrexham-based developers Gower Homes.

However, concerns have been raised that they include no provision for affordable housing, as well as issues being highlighted with road safety.

But in his report  Lawrence Isted, the authority’s head of planning and environment, has backed the plans for approval.

He said:  “The principle of development was established last year when outline planning permission for the erection for a maximum of 18 dwellings was granted in November 2016.

“While noting the comments made by both the community council and local member regarding the provision of affordable housing, policy H7 only applies to developments of 25 or more dwellings.

“The position of the access was approved at outline stage. Therefore it is not possible to reconsider whether that part of the development is appropriate.

“I am satisfied the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the

proposed development are acceptable and will not give rise to unacceptable

impacts to residential amenity, to the setting of two Grade II listed buildings or

existing mature trees.”

Initial plans to build 25 homes on the site were rejected in 2015 because of the loss of trees, lack of onsite parking and the proposed layout. However, revised proposals were granted the following year after being passed unanimously.

Llay Miners Welfare Institute is a Grade II listed building, which was built between 1929 and 1931.

It was listed by Cadw in August 1990 because of its historical association with the North Wales coalfield.

The housing proposals will be considered by councillors at Wrexham’s Guildhall on Monday.