Bodelwyddan 1,700 homes plan agreed

media captionResident David Roberts believes the size of the project is too big

Plans to build 1,715 homes, a 100-bedroom hotel and a primary school in a Denbighshire village have been agreed.

Outline planning permission has been given for the sprawling development at Bodelwyddan by Denbighshire council's planning committee.

The community has a population of just over 2,100 and about 100 have raised concerns about the development's scale.

A care home, new highway and 64 acres of land for business development are also included in the proposals.

The application was first submitted to the council in December 2013 and a public consultation was held between January and March 2014.

Planning officials say there is a need for new housing, including affordable properties.

Outline planning permission was granted by 15 votes to nine with one abstention.

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