Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Colwyn Bay ..... Developer plans to build 100 homes on Rydal Penrhos Greenfield site as destruction of Conservation area continues!


So sad to see this Historic house turned into flats and not turned into a hotel, Also a large house is at risk and a former playing field.

Details have now emerged of plans for the future of Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School in Colwyn Bay.

The school is currently housed in what was originally the home of Lady Erskine, owner of the Pwllycrochan Estate. It later became the Pwllycrochan Hotel.

It became a prep school in 1953 but as part of a major restructuring of the school, it is proposed to move to a new building.

Castle Green – formerly Macbryde’s – the St Asaph-based development company is now seeking planning permission for 105 homes on the site.

The Grade-II listed building will be converted into 33 apartments. The modern outbuildings, mobile classrooms, and Erskine Cottage will be demolished and that land, along with the sports pitches, will be developed with 72 new houses.

In a joint pre-application consultation statement the company and school say the development will help meet the "significant need" for housing in Conwy County Borough.

"The proposed development will enable the Rydal Penrhos on-going development plans and estate rationalization to continue as it transforms from a boarding school to a day school," says the statement.

"By disposing of this site the school will be able to relocate the current preparatory and pre-school into an identified building on campus that is better suited to a future educational use and reduce the maintenance requirements of the school to enable them to focus on the improving and managing the required facilities, as opposed to surplus facilities."

"Overall,, as a result of the proposals, the Rydal Penrhos campus will be much improved and be able to be maintained much more efficiently."

Castle Green says the scheme, on plateaux based on the different levels of the site, has been designed to ensure that the heritage assets, notably Pwllycrochan House, and the woodland setting, are conserved and enhanced.

Castle Green is also seeking planning consent for 124 new dwellings, 12 of them affordable properties, off Upper Denbigh Road, St Asaph, on land earmarked for development in Denbighshire's local development plan.

The 12-acre site is to the southeast of the former HM Stanley Hospital which is already being developed and is close to St Kentigern Hospice and the offices of the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust.

From ..... https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/development-firm-seeks-permission-build-21818104

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