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Plans submitted for two new industrial units on Wrexham Industrial Estate

PLANS have been submitted which could see two new industrial units created on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The proposals would see two buildings with a combined floor space of 9,045 square metres built on an area of land off Bryn Lane.

Part of the site was formerly used as a football pitch, while the southern plot includes an area of hard standing which was laid after approval was given for an industrial biomass facility in 2010.

However, the scheme did not move forward, and building company Portal Construction NW Ltd is now seeking permission to transform the land for business use.

In a statement entered with Wrexham Council, an architect acting on the firm’s behalf said the application would help to improve the appearance of the area.

Neil Campbell said:

“This planning, design, and access statement has been prepared on behalf of the applicant in support of a full planning application for two new industrial units.

“The site is split by a significant change in levels i.e. a northern and a southern plot.

“The northern plot’s most recent use for recreational purposes and has evidence of a marked-out football pitch complete with goalposts.

“The southern plot has been subject to recent site clearing, ecology mitigation, and laying of hardcore standing as part of preliminary works. We understand the previous owner lost funding for the previous scheme.”

He added:

“The current proposals are for ‘B’ use classes within the Wrexham Industrial Estate, which are supported by adopted and emerging local policies.

“On balance, we consider these proposals benefit the local community and improve the site appearance.”

It’s proposed the site will be accessed directly via Bryn Lane with mitigation measures put in place to protect great crested newts.

Comments can be made on the proposals via the local authority’s website with a decision expected at a later date.

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