A CONTROVERSIAL application to build 49 new homes on a Llandudno greenspace is to be discussed again at a council planning meeting, a month after the plans were rejected.

At a meeting on March 9, Conwy County Borough Council’s Planning Committee turned down Anwyl Homes’ proposal for 49 new homes, 17 of which would have been affordable, at the corner of Bodafon Road and Nant-y-Gamar Road, Craig-y-Don.

This land, which forms part of a registered historic landscape, is also based next to Ysgol Y Gogarth, a school for pupils with special educational needs aged between three and 19, and its respite accommodation, Llys Gogarth.

Prior to the meeting, the committee was minded to refuse the application, unless the applicant provided further evidence to demonstrate that the proposed development would not cause significant harm to the standards of education service and environment at Ysgol y Gogarth and Llys Gogarth, to the satisfaction of the Development and Building Control Manager, within eight weeks.


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Officers considered that noise was the main issue, particularly during the construction period.

The application will now be put before the committee again at a meeting on April 20, starting at 2pm, after Anwyl Homes submitted additional information to address this issue, including:

• A Boundary Treatment Plan.

• A response to the Equality Impact Assessment - Sections plan.

• A Noise Assessment Addendum.

The meeting’s agenda states that the council is now minded to grant the application conditional planning permission, subject to further consideration of the latest amended plans and additional information regarding noise impact.

If the noise impact and planning obligations have not been addressed to the satisfaction of the Development and Building Control Manager, though, the council is minded to refuse it.

A site visit will also take place on April 19, the day prior to the meeting.

At the meeting on March 9, members of the planning committee voted 6-5 in favour of the application being rejected, with one abstaining.

Previously, calls to reject the application centred on the potential dangers to wildlife and land at Bodafon Fields, the impact it will have on congestion on the roads, and the effect it will have on Ysgol Y Gogarth.

The full list of documents attached to this application (0/48610) are available on the council’s Planning Explorer page: www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Planning-Building-Control-and-Conservation/Planning-Applications/Planning-Explorer.aspx.

The full agenda for next week’s meeting can also be found at: modgoveng.conwy.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=205&MId=8787.