PLANS for social housing on the site of a former care home have been looked at by councillors.

A detailed planning application has been submitted to Wrexham Council seeking to develop the site of the former Nant Silyn Care Home in Caia Park, following outline planning permission being granted.

In 2015, the home, which was run by Wrexham Council, closed its doors for the last time when the authority axed the facility as part of budget cuts.

Initially, the site was offered to regional social landlords with a view to affordable housing being built but that has not progressed.

In the same year, the council approved a programme to increase its social housing stock but the lack of suitable council-owned land slowed the authority’s approach.

But with the help of Welsh Government funding, in early 2018 confirmed that Nant Silyn could be demolished to make way for new social housing.

Money for the new builds would is to come from Wrexham Council's Housing Revenue Account. The fund sees rent collected locally being redistributed centrally from Cardiff to help councils improve their housing stock and support borrowing.

Plans were looked at by members of Caia Park Community Council at their monthly meeting.

The development would comprise of 14 dwellings in total - eight apartments, a single one-bedroom bungalow, a single two-bedroom bungalow, four two-bedroom houses.

Members raised no objections to the plans which will be decided on by Wrexham Council's planning committee at a later date.