DEVELOPER Redrow has launched a public consultation over proposals for a 260-home estate in Bangor.
More than 500 households in Penrhosgarnedd had leaflets delivered over the plans after Flintshire-based house developer, Redrow, purchased a nine-hectare site between Ffrodd Cynan and Ffordd Crywys housing estates.
Victoria Murray, head of land and planning Redrow Homes, said: “We are starting to prepare a planning application for the land south of Penrhos Road and are keen to consult local people so that we can hopefully reflect their views.
“We envisage a mix of homes to meet local needs; everything from two-bedroom apartments and two / three-bedroom terraced homes through to three and four-bedroom detached family homes, including affordable options for key workers and those on lower incomes.
“Our proposed development would boost the local economy with the injection of money and jobs during construction, plus wider benefits to existing shops and facilities. We also expect to make contributions to the council to spend on improvements and amenities within the local community.”
Gwynedd Council has previously identified in its local plan that the nine-hectare site could provide up to 270 new homes in total.
Residents held an emergency meeting to have their say on the plans with community leaders expressing concern about the traffic problems the development could create.
Redrow has carried out some ground investigations on site and submitted a planning application for access.
If approved, any new housing would be phased over a number of years.
Residents can email comments by September 26 to Penrhosgarnedd@redrow.co.uk or they can write to Redrow Homes (NW), Redrow House, St Davids Park, Ewloe, Flintshire, CH5 3RX.