Wrexham planning committee resolved unanimously, in April 2015, to grant planning permission for the proposed development, in accordance with the officer recommendation.
The ambition to create a mixed-use settlement at Ruabon Park represents a great opportunity to deliver a vibrant, accessible and characterful extension to Ruabon Village, providing for the housing, employment, recreation and education needs of the area for the benefit of the surrounding community. A vision for the future that builds on the past.
The scheme will provide approximately 300 family houses, a supermarket, employment space with offices and light industrial units, and a hotel. A plan that delivers a setting with a strong identity and sense of place, that promotes a sense of community and that is sensitive to the character of the area; a plan that can be implemented in coherent stages and that is responsive to the market.
A landscape led approach to the layout, structure, and physical form of the proposals has been adopted in response to the unique qualities of the site – its topography, ecology and micro-climate. An holistic approach to economic, social and environmental sustainability should ensure the proposals are viable, integrated with established settlements and well connected to the existing infrastructure.