Posted: Mon 9th May 2022

How Connah’s Quay ‘eyesore’ could be transformed into new apartments

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This article is old - Published: Monday, May 9th, 2022

Architects’ images show how an area of Connah’s Quay would be transformed if plans are approved. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A fresh application has been submitted to Flintshire County Council looking for permission to demolish derelict properties between 231 and 235 High Street and replace them with six apartments. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The delipidated buildings on the corner of Dean’s Place and High Street were labelled Connah’s Quay “biggest eyesore ” by town councillors a few years ago. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The buildings date back to around 1900 and had previously served as a grocers store, a music shop and a bank. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The property to be demolished is in a poor state of repair and the proposal will enhance the local area according to the developers

The plot has had a number of owners over the years and appears to have been sold at auction in 2020. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Previous planning permission was granted in 2018 for six flats and three offices, but no work was carried out. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As part of that planning application, it was agreed that £4398 would be given by the developer to be “utilised in connection with projects for play and recreation within the community.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The planning officer gave permission for the outline proposal subject to more detailed plans being produced, they don’t appear to have been submitted. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

That application has since expired having been three years since it was granted. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A new application has now been submitted on behalf of Connah’s Quay Estates, for three-storey residential development comprising of six one-bed apartments ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The plans also include vehicular and pedestrian access to the site from Deans Place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of the applicant says: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The residential development will bring much-needed housing to the area re-use a brownfield site and remove of a derelict run-down building. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“ The proposal will use materials that compliment the existing street scene.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The property to be demolished is in a poor state of repair and the proposal will enhance the local area.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A decision on whether to grant planning permission will be taken by Flintshire planning officers by June. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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