Dol­wen houses pro­posal sub­mit­ted again

North Wales Weekly News - - FRONT PAGE -

A CON­TRO­VER­SIAL scheme to build 76 homes, set to go be­fore plan­ners for a third time, has been branded “bizarre”.

The site off Dol­wen Road, Old Col­wyn, has been the sub­ject of two pre­vi­ous plan­ning bids by MacBryde Homes.

An orig­i­nal ap­pli­ca­tion to build 71 homes was ap­proved amid strong lo­cal op­po­si­tion in July 2013.

In Au­gust last year plan­ners re­jected an ap­pli­ca­tion to re­duce the num­ber of af­ford­able homes on of­fer but de­ferred judge­ment on whether to al­low an in­crease in the to­tal num­ber of dwellings to 76.

The orig­i­nal ap­pli­ca­tion was re­jected by Bay of Col­wyn Town Coun­cil and an im­pas­sioned rep­re­sen­ta­tion from lo­cal coun­cil­lor John Re­aney at the hear­ing into the amended ap­pli­ca­tion last Au­gust was sup­ported by dozens of pro­test­ers.

About the lat­est ap­pli­ca­tion he said: “It’s a very bizarre one for me to be hon­est. As far as I can see it’s the same ap­pli­ca­tion.

“I’m all for new homes, just put them in the right place.

“I be­lieved they were tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to ap­peal [the pre­vi­ous decision]. Would it not make sense to wait.

“I will be very in­ter­ested to see what Conwy Coun­cil says this time. Noth­ing has gone away, it’s the same as it ever was.”

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