PLANS to turn an industrial building into an office and warehouse have been tipped for approval despite concerns from community leaders and residents.

Flintshire Council's planning committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss an application for the conversion, proposed to take place at the site of Baling Wire Products in Northop Country Park.

Consideration of the scheme, put forward by Zebra Products Ltd was deferred in March - but now a report to the committee recommends the proposals be given the go-ahead.

The document explains a number of concerns have been raised by Northop Community Council, including intensification of heavy vehicular movements, impact on the historical parks and garden setting, impact on landscape and impact on occupiers of nearby residential properties.

Local Member Councillor Marion Bateman also registered concerns, including overdevelopment, access constraints and the impact on residents.

A total of 31 letters of objection were also received from members of Northop Country Park Residents Association, the main points of which relate to a drainage condition imposed on a previous application remaining outstanding, increased vehicular movements impacting on safety and the presence of Giant Hogweed within the site, among others.

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According to the report, the proposed building is "intended to accommodate 20 employees" and would result in an approximate 57 per cent increase in both the footprint and usable floor space of the building from that permitted under a previous planning application.

It concludes that the proposed scheme "is acceptable in the context of the site and wider landscape," and that there are "no objections to the development from highway/pollution control perspectives or from the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust."