A CONSULTATION over a plan that will see about 250 new homes built in Llanrhos as well as a new primary school has been launched.

Residents living in the village have received letters in connection with Conwy Replacement Local Development Plan 2018-2033 preferred strategy consultation. The site will be phased in from 2024 - 2031.

As well as more than 200 homes, the growth plan for Llanrhos includes 1 hectare of B1 (land for offices) to promote employment clusters, a new primary school, allotments, recreation spaces and improved public transport.

The homes plan includes afforable housing. 

The public consultation will run until September 20. A drop in session for residents is being held on Monday, August 12 at Llanrhos Old School, 10am - 6pm.

The site being looked at is around Robertson Research.

Cllr Samantha Cotton, ward councillor, who delivered letters informing residents about the consultation, said: “There are a number of ways to contribute to the process. As I suggested the council have also organised an open day at Llanrhos Old School. I hope that residents will all attend this event and, if they have any concerns, officers will be present.

“The strategic site is around the Robertson site so predominantly affects the residents in that area. However anyone can reply to the consultation. The plan currently on the the council website is a concept of what a site layout may potentially look like.

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The strategic site is around the Robertson site so predominantly affects the residents in that are

“It is by no means a plan and will be subject to change.”

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said that the Conwy Local Development Plan must be reviewed every four years, and this consultation is a key part of the review process.

“The public are invited to submit their views on the LDP preferred strategy, which includes details of key places; scale of change; sites that are key to delivering the LDP; and infrastructure that’s needed; along with information on how the LDP will be implemented and delivered,” they added.

The Council is currently at Stage 5 of the process.

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Cllr Samantha Cotton with the letter she has sent out to residents

A summary of the preferred strategy also shows growth proposals for Llanfairfechan involving about 400 new homes, and a new primary school; Old Colwyn will see 450 new homes under the growth plan, as well as new recreational spaces and proposals for Llanrwst will involve 200 new homes.

Llandudno Town Centre will be protected and improved. Due to changes in the way people shop, there won’t be any more growth of retail areas.

Conwy will have limited housing and employment growth due to its environmental and historic status.

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The strategic site is around the Robertson site

Cllr Charlie McCoubrey, Conwy’s Cabinet Member responsible for Planning Policy, said: “This is an opportunity to get involved and contribute your views to influence the future of your community. I urge everyone to take part.”

Full details about the Replacement LDP consultation and how to get involved at: www.conwy.gov.uk/RLDP

Views must be submitted by September 20.