Wrexham Glyndwr University has been successful in gaining planning permission for development on its Dean Road site.

The university has received confirmation from the Welsh Government Planning Inspectorate that Wrexham Council planning committee’s initial decision to refuse the application has been overturned.

It means the University’s Campus 2025 project can move forward to modernise and improve facilities for students and staff, and bring wider benefits to the area as a whole.

The Dean Road application was one of a raft of applications submitted to Wrexham Council in 2019, which sought permission for low-density housing in line with emerging local development plans.

As part of this proposal, the university also earmarked around one third of the site for a sports and recreation facility and green space.

On confirmation of the successful appeal, a Wrexham Glyndwr University spokesperson said: “This is great news for our students, staff and visitors and will help to transform our campuses in Wrexham. All Campus 2025 investments underpin the quality of the student experience we offer and ensure we put our students at the heart of everything we do.

“We are committed to investing in our students and have already delivered a number of new facilities, such as two new social learning spaces – The Study and The Gallery, the acquisition of Wrexham Student Village and brand new state-of-the-art teaching spaces as part of our Campus 2025 strategy. We work closely with the community in and around Wrexham and the land sale at Dean Road is key to the delivery of our Campus 2025 masterplan.

“The funds to be generated from this sale and the sale of our land on Gatewen Road, which was also successful on appeal, will help enable the development of excellent facilities for our students, boosting investment and benefiting our region as a whole.”