A BUCKLEY man has spoken of his concern over plans for up to 150 new homes.

Clwyd Alyn Housing is proposing to seek outline planning permission for the development, on land off Well Street.

The Leader reported recently how Buckley councillor Arnold Woolley said the scheme would result in the "loss of good quality arable land."

Resident Peter Newby's bungalow sits on the border of the proposed development site.

The 62-year-old said: "I will have no privacy at all - these bungalows have their living rooms to the rear so when I am looking out all I will see is a load of houses.

"I'm disgusted by it and I am not the only one who will be affected.

"My house has had an extension put on it with a day room for me, and that is nearly up to the fence.

"So if anyone builds a house there they're going to be looking straight in.

"There is poor access around all of these roads as well - trying to get out of here traffic wise is terrible sometimes.

"The whole thing is madness."

Mr Newby said he is also concerned the covid-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to get a petition together to oppose the plans. "You can't go knocking on doors," he said, "because 99 per cent of people won't answer. "I have already put my views across on the consultation website."

Speaking to the Leader about the issue recently, Cllr Arnold Woolley said: "The land itself is part of a protected area between Buckley, Mynydd Isa and Mold which stops the whole thing turning into 'Muckley'.

"Well Street also has a bottleneck towards the Nant Mawr Road junction end and Rose Lane has no footpath so it is dangerous for pedestrians to add this volume of traffic."

Cllr Woolley said he also has concerns about the level of infrastructure available for the scheme - with schools, doctors' surgeries and dentist practices being "at capacity".

Residents are being invited to have their say on the scheme. Opinions can be submitted until close of business on August 28 via info@plplanning.co.uk, by post or via the consultation website: https://www.plplanning.co.uk/wellstreet

According to the website, the outline planning application is expected in September.