North East Wales

Wrexham Premier Inn hotel approved with protection for Wat's Dyke monument

An artist's impression of how the new hotel will look
Image caption An artist's impression of how the new hotel will look

Plans to build a £6m hotel on a disused scrapyard close to Wrexham town centre have been approved by councillors.

The development of an 83-bed Premier Inn on Regent Street, near the town's main railway station, will create 33 full and part-time jobs.

Wrexham council's planning committee agreed conditions to protect an ancient monument, Wat's Dyke, and a colony of common lizards on the site.

Work is expected to begin in July and is due to be completed within a year.

It is the third significant planning application at Jacques yard in recent years.

Other recent plans for the site in Regent Street, Wrexham, include a residential scheme for 228 apartments in 2008, and two applications for extra care apartments.

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