PLANS have been resubmitted to build homes as part of a huge development off Wrexham Road, Chester, after a previous proposal was rejected.

Previously, we reported on Taylor Wimpey's plans for 212 properties and a children's play area to be built as part of a phased 153-acre Garden Village off Wrexham Road. The 212 homes would have formed part of phase three of Taylor Wimpey's King's Moat development. The developer had already been given permission to build 127 homes on the overall phase three site in 2019.

But Cheshire West and Chester Council planners rejected the latest phase in April this year, going against a recommendation to approve the application, on the basis of overdevelopment and impact on residential amenity.

Taylor Wimpey went back to the drawing board and has now lodged a plan for 152 homes on site phase 3B, in addition to the 38 already-approved dwellings on the phase 3A site. There would also be a centrally located play area and bug hotel.

Plans have been submitted to build 152 homes as part of the huge development off Wrexham Road. Source: Taylor Wimpey planning document

Plans have been submitted to build 152 homes as part of the huge development off Wrexham Road. Source: Taylor Wimpey planning document

Of the 152 homes, 133 would be private dwellings and 19 would be affordable housing, applicants Urban Apex said in a design and access statement on behalf of Taylor Wimpey.

It would be split into 44 four-bedroom detached, 12 four-bedroom semi-detached, 14 three-bedroom detached, 57 three-bedroom semi-detached, five three-bedroom mid-terrace, 10 two-bedroom semi-detached, four two-bedroom mid-terrace homes and six one-bedroom apartments. Electric vehicle charging points would be provided to all properties, with 300 car parking spaces proposed plus 66 garages.

Documents say Taylor Wimpey has reacted to the refusal of the previous scheme with several alterations made, one of which is an overall reduction on the number of homes planned for the phase 3B site, addressing concerns the previous plan was too overdeveloped along the boundaries of Five Ashes Road and Sherbourne Avenue.

The revised plans have 'one for one' dwellings along those boundaries, in accordance with the original approval's stipulation. In addition, none of the new homes along those boundaries would be 2.5 storeys in height.

Consultation had taken place with Westminster Park Residents Association, where it was noted "drainage is a big concern" on the proposed development, citing incidents of previous flooding. In response, Taylor Wimpey had advised that calculations would be produced once the layout is fixed and allowance would be made in revised drainage designs for the additional plots proposed.

The plans will be decided by the council at a later date.