Drury, Flintshire

Muller submitted proposals and a formal outline planning application to Flintshire Council in June 2018 that will deliver 66 much needed new homes in the area. The proposed site is to the north of Drury Lane and extends to 4.3 acres.

The site is within easy reach of existing facilities including schools, shops, leisure centre, medical centre, bus stops and train station.

The planned development is made up mainly of a mixture of two-storey homes with a range of one, two and three-bedroom dwellings, which would be designed to fit in with the existing character of the area, and also includes public open space either side of Bank Lane.

Proposed access to the site is via Drury Lane, and a transport assessment compiled from recent highways and traffic survey information, states that the development would have no adverse impact on neighbouring roads.

Following Muller’s successful representation at the last local plan inquiry the site now falls within the settlement boundary of Drury. According to the council, Drury (which sits on the fringes of Buckley) is a Category B settlement. Emerging Council policy suggests that such sustainable locations shall be the main focus for new development, including housing.

A formal outline planning application was refused in October 2019. In November 2019, we submitted a full planning application for 56 dwellings.

In February 2020, our application was refused at Committee and we submitted an appeal for non-determination for the scheme. Despite lockdown measures easing considerable in Wales we are yet to receive dates from Welsh PINS for the appeal against Flintshire Council, despite repeated requests to the appeal Case Officer.

We are awaiting for a rescheduled date for the inquiry.