WORK has begun on a 130-home development in Wrexham.

Castle Green Homes has begun work to create 132 new homes on Rossett Road in Rossett following the discharge of the final pre-commencement planning condition.

Known as Trevalyn Place, in a nod to nearby Trevalyn Hall, the development will offer 99 private sale properties and 33 affordable homes.

Community investment agreed during the planning process includes local schools sharing circa £900,000.

Simon Finlay, development director at Castle Green Homes, said: “Castle Green Homes has a rich history of developing in the Wrexham area. We’re building 189 homes across a 39-acre site at Llys y Coed in Rhosrhobin and have just started work at Trevalyn Place in Rossett.

"The Rossett site is allocated for housing in the Local Development Plan and we’re keen to help meet targets for new homes in the area. We worked with local agents to understand any shortfalls in local housing supply and this research helped determine the mix of new homes we’re building in Rossett.”

​The homes are being built across two parcels of land on the north and south side of Rossett Road.

Around 11 acres of the overall 15-acre site will be developed, with mature landscaping around the boundary retained and pockets of public open space throughout the new neighbourhood.

The private sale homes will offer a mix of three and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes.

The first properties are expected to be released for sale in late spring/ early summer. Prices will be announced at the launch.

The affordable homes will include one-bedroom apartments, plus two and three-bedroom mews and semi-detached homes.

The planning application was approved after seven Wrexham Council planning committee members voted in favour, with eight choosing to abstain.


Over 170 local objections were received about the development and several councillors expressed reservations over allowing the scheme to go ahead, but were unable to provide valid reasons for refusal.

Rossett Community Council voiced opposition to the plans ahead of the meeting after reiterating fears over pedestrian safety and flooding issues.

Local councillor Hugh Jones also objected to the proposals after highlighting "overwhelming concern" in the village over the scheme.

However, officers said most of the issues highlighted had already been addressed at the earlier stage of the proposals.