PROPOSALS to build more than 30 new homes in Connah’s Quay look set to be given the green light.

Edwards Homes applied to Flintshire Council to demolish an existing house and outbuildings at Broad Oak Holding off Mold Road in June last year.

The local authority has now recommended a scheme to create 33 new properties on the site for approval.

The granting of permission would be subject to the developers entering a legal agreement to pay almost £100,000 towards Wepre County Primary School.

The advice from officers comes despite concerns being raised by community leaders about the proposed access point.

However, in a report, the council’s chief officer for planning said there had been no objections from the highways department.

Andrew Farrow said: “The proposed development would involve the erection of 33 dwellings, which includes a three bedroom bungalow in replacement of the existing farmhouse on the site.

“The proposed development includes the construction of a new access road off Mold Road and the provision of landscaped areas, comprising an area of public open space in the north western corner of the site, together with a further area providing informal open space located to the south of the site, fronting Mold Road.

“The site forms the southern part of the housing allocation land adjacent to Fairoaks Drive, Mold Road, Connah’s Quay within the Flintshire Unitary Development Plan.

“It is also located within the settlement boundary of Connah’s Quay in the Flintshire Unitary Development Plan, which is a Category A settlement with an array of facilities and services.

“It is not considered that the proposed development will generate traffic levels that would be detrimental to the local road network or harm the free and safe flow of traffic.

“A payment of £98,056 is required for Wepre CP School which has been identified as having the greatest need for additional capacity due to the impact of the proposed development.”

The local authority was criticised last year after it lost more than £140,000 secured from a separate development towards the school by failing to invest it within the correct timescale.

Labour councillors Andy Dunbobbin and Paul Shotton, who both represent the Connah’s Quay Golftyn ward, have asked for the application to be brought before a planning committee meeting on Wednesday.

A site visit has been carried out in order for members to look at the proposed access point.

They have also asked for the level of affordable housing and the size of the development to be taken into consideration.