Dolwen houses proposal submitted again
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.”