Planning: Controversial Warren Hall Business Park Broughton looks set to go ahead.

Work on the Warren Hall Business Park Development, which was heavily opposed when first planned, could be about to get started.

Drawing of proposed development


Documents submitted by the Welsh Government (WG) last week to Flintshire County Council’s planning department reveal a new set of Dust, Noise and Vibration plans, these were part of the original planning conditions and would be a precursor to any impeding construction work. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The now defunct ‘Welsh Development Agency’ submitted the original application in December 2004 – [Planning Application: 038744] the Quango was later abolished in 2006. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The proposed development situated south of the A55 looks to have been resurrected by the Welsh Government and follows the completion of the £3.6m Warren Bank Interchange. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Residents and councillor’s dubbed the Interchange ‘the road to nowhere’ with the economic climate proving too greater a challenge to risk building the business park it was intended to service.    ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


Warren Bank Figure 1

A55 Warren Bank Interchange


Villagers from nearby Higher Kinnerton fought a determined campaign when the original plans were submitted, they tried to prevent the project going ahead, fearing the scale of it would swamp surrounding villages with traffic however. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Planning officials rejected residents concerns and maintained a new road lay-out could cope with the demands, planning permission was granted in April 2008. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Concerns about congestion led Penyffordd community council to object to the plan back as far back as 2005. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Speaking back then,  community councillor Derek Darlington said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We’ve already got traffic problems in Penyffordd because of the increase in traffic to Castle Cement as a result of the development there,”  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We’ve submitted our objection to the proposals at Warren Hall because it would mean traffic coming at us from both sides,” he added. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


The Proposed development consists of 18 separate ‘high quality’ office buildings, a 120 bedroom hotel with integral crèche and leisure facilities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Original Planning Application: 038744 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Latest document received at County hall on 2nd April 2014 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Discharge of condition 28: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Discharge of condition 29: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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We have reached out to officials and are awaiting a response. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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