A PROPOSAL to build more than 30 new homes on Deeside have been granted permission.

It will result in the demolition a house and outbuildings at Broad Oak Holding off Mold Road, Connah's Quay, to make way for 33 new properties.

As part of the scheme Edwards Homes will be required to pay almost £100,000 to a primary school in the town.

Members of Flintshire Council’s planning committee paid a visit to the site on Monday amid concerns from community leaders about the proposed access point.

However, they agreed with officers that any extra traffic would not have a detrimental impact.

The proposal was backed by councillors with only one abstention.

The recommendation to approve the scheme was supported by Cllr Chris Bithell, although he raised issues with the planned use of a management company to maintain open spaces.

Speaking at County Hall in Mold, he said: “The site is an allocated site within the Unitary Development Plan, so therefore it is acceptable in principle.

“There will be provision there for affordable homes and that’s a particular requirement of our planning policy."

Cllr Bithell (Lab) added: “I would just like to raise the issue of the future management of public open space.

“I had a meeting quite recently with the chief officer and a member of the public who had purchased a property, not in Connah’s Quay but in another part of the county.

“They were very concerned about the service charge they now have to pay.

“I think it’s important we say to members of the public to be aware.”

In their response, planning officers said it was up to developers how the area was maintained.

They added buyers should be informed by their solicitors of any extra fees before they enter an agreement.

In a report, chief planning officer Andrew Farrow said a new access road would be built as part of the scheme.

He said: “The proposed development would involve 33 dwellings which includes a three bedroom bungalow in replacement of the existing farmhouse.

“The proposed development includes a new access road off Mold Road and 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."

Mr Farrow said the development would not generate traffic levels that would be detrimental to the local road network or harm a free and safe flow of traffic.

He added: “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.”