North East Wales

Homes plan agreed for Llangollen hospital site

Llangollen community hospital Image copyright BCUHB
Image caption The hospital closed in 2013 after serving Llangollen for over 130 years

Controversial plans to demolish a former Denbighshire community hospital to make way for social housing have been granted by councillors.

Llangollen hospital closed two years ago with in-patients' beds transferred to Chirk hospital as part of a health service reorganisation.

Work is under way on a new health centre for the town but opponents had hoped to save the hospital.

The Grwp Cynefin housing association wants to build 12 homes on the site.

The proposals were agreed by the council's planning committee on Wednesday.

Some local people had lodged objections, citing traffic dangers, loss of car park spaces and there was a dispute over the ownership of the site.

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