A PLAN has been submitted for nearly 80 affordable and net zero carbon homes near a primary school campus.

Clwyd Alyn has lodged its proposals to build 77 properties on Glasdir Estate, Ruthin which is marked for residential development under Denbighshire County Council’s 2017-21 Local Development Plan (LDP). The developer said the three-acre estate would reduce a “by every measure acute and overwhelming” need for affordable homes in the town, with more than 500 people listed on the housing register.

Among the proposed homes are 28 three-bedroom properties, 12 two-person apartments, six four-bed homes, four two-bed homes and one four-bed home. They would be made available via a mix of affordable housing schemes including intermediate rent, shared ownership and shared equity.

The St Asaph firm's design and access statement says: “The development takes account of its setting, responds to contexts and through design, mix and density would deliver net zero carbon homes, sustainable and innovative housing consistent with national housing and wellbeing objectives and requirements.”

Clwyd Alyn would implement an eco-friendly energy system using micro-renewable technology, solar panels and batteries having “learnt from” the £8million affordable development in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, which also has high insulation and communal air source heating.

Work is expected to begin in 2020 during a building process that would include collaboration with HMP Berwyn and the planting of trees to offset construction emissions.

Pathway would also be constructed to link to a cycle path leading to playing fields and the Glasdir school site to the south.

The site does not lie within any conservation area, contains no listed buildings nor trees covered by a protection order.

The plan is now set to be presented to Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee.