Revised plans submitted to create houses on the former site of the Bagillt pub

Revised plans have been submitted to build houses on the site of a former pub in Flintshire.

It comes after an initial bid to build eight houses in place of the Feathers Inn in Bagillt was rejected last year.

This followed concerns raised by council planning officials about the risk of flooding and potential overdevelopment of the site on the town’s high street.

However, a separate application to demolish the pub was approved in December after the business closed several years ago.

The building has since been demolished and the company behind the project has now put forward proposals for a smaller number of properties.

Flint-based Gramarc Developments is looking to create six homes on the land to address objections to the scale of the original plans.

In a statement submitted to Flintshire Council on behalf of the company, planning officer Huw Evans said: ‘The site is within the boundaries of the settlement of Bagillt on High Street which runs through a mainly residential area.

“There are no longer significant commercial uses on this part of the main street which includes residential properties.

“In recent years, the area has undergone regeneration consisting of the redevelopment of individual plots and vacant commercial properties.

“The main constraint to development in parts of the area is the risk of flooding, hence the submission of the accompanying flood risk assessment.

“The current proposal has taken into account and addressed the reasons for the denial of the previous request.”

Authorization was granted for 18 apartments on the same site in 2007 but the program has not progressed.

The ground level of the properties has been changed in the latest plans to address flooding issues.

Mr Evans added that reducing the proposed number of houses would reduce the density of the development and provide “high standard” housing.

Flintshire Council is expected to make a decision on the application at a later date.

Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here).

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