North East Wales

Delayed £2.6m Flintshire housing development gets go-ahead

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Image caption The site for the planned development is next to the A494 at Aston Hill

A £2.65m housing development in north Wales will finally get under way after nearly four years of delays.

Flintshire councillors initially gave the go-ahead for a 21-home estate at Queensferry in November 2011.

But legal issues with the land meant the Welsh government has only now transferred it to the Pennaf Housing Group.

It aims to complete the development at Aston Mead by May 2016.

The site has proved controversial, with 50 houses flattened to make way for a new seven-lane super highway nearly a decade ago.

But these plans to widen the A494 were rejected in 2011 after the Welsh government received 2,700 objections during a public inquiry.

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