North East Wales

Ruabon 300 home and retail development plans on display

Ruabon Park artists' sketch
Image caption As many as 300 homes could be built on the site south of Ruabon

Plans for a major housing and retail development near Wrexham are going on show for the first time.

The 23-hectare site close to the Ruabon bypass could see as many as 300 new homes, as well as a supermarket, hotel, offices and light industrial units.

The area is part of the Wynnstay estate and already has permission to be developed as a business park.

The two-day public exhibition opens on Friday, before the developers submit plans to Wrexham council.

Richard Brown, who is leading the developer's consulting team, said: "We would like to invite everyone in the area to our public exhibition so they can see the plans for themselves and have their say.

"There will be a full team on hand ready to talk about all aspects of what we are proposing.

'Important opportunity'

"We'll be using people's feedback to finalise the plans before submitting a planning application to Wrexham County Borough Council in the autumn."

Developers, who have given the project the working title of Ruabon Park, say they believe as many as 1,500 jobs could be created as a result of the scheme.

The development company said talks were taking place with supermarket chains, and as yet, the house building partner has yet to be appointed.

Clwyd South assembly member Ken Skates added: "The plans going on display for members of the public to see is an important opportunity for people in Ruabon and Plas Madoc.

"This is your community and this is your chance to make your voices heard."

The plans will be on show at the Wynnstay Arms in Ruabon between from 10:00 BST on Friday, and at Plas Madoc leisure centre from 10:00 BST on Saturday.

Members of the public are also being invited to submit their views on the development online.

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