A HOUSING association has entered plans to build 34 affordable homes in a Wrexham village.

Wales and West wants to develop land off Wrenbury Way in Cefn Mawr where permission was previously granted to a different company to construct 20 properties.

However, only one house has been built since approval was given in 2007, according to the latest application put forward to Wrexham Council.

The housing association said the scheme would help to meet the demand for affordable homes in the county borough.

In a planning statement, it said: “The application site comprises a residential development on a former green field site that has been partially built-out under an existing planning permission.

“To date, one dwelling has been completed and foundations have been laid for a further four dwellings including the access road within the site.

“The proposed development is for the construction of 34 affordable dwellings at Wrenbury Way, Cefn Mawr, comprising of a mix of two and three bed properties including bungalows.

“The scheme is to be 100 per cent affordable housing to meet demand in the local area and will be managed by a registered social housing provider.

“All the properties that form part of this application have been designed to meet very exacting guidance to ensure the development creates high quality dwellings that are suitable for their occupants now and into the future.”

The proposals show that a former coal mine shaft has been identified on the site.

It means no houses are able to be built within a specified exclusion area.

The application will be considered by planners from the local authority at a later date.