A little bit of hope

Northop had some positive news this week, one of the planning applications they were opposing, for 17 homes, has been refused permission by the Planning Inspector.

The original application was recommended for refusal by the Flintshire planning officer and was refused permission by the planning Committee in November, before it was appealed.

This is only the second case in Wrexham and Flintshire where the inspector has refused permission and, significantly, follows the original officers' recommendation.

The current appeal by Redrow was also recommended for refusal by the original planning officer. The next test case is the upcoming appeal for 47 houses in Rossett - there is a public inquiry in July.

This map shows the current status on planning applications and appeals in the borderlands area - note the addition of 100 houses in Buckley (more info here) which is in the pre-application stage.