Residential development at the site of the former sports court, Oak Drive, Colwyn Bay

Cadnant Planning Ltd has been commissioned by Northfield Property Development Ltd to undertake a pre-application consultation (PAC) in respect of proposed development on former sports court site, Oak Drive, Colwyn Bay.


We give notice that Northfield Property Development Ltd is intending to apply for full planning permission for a residential development comprising of the erection of 11 dwellings together with the creation of a new vehicular access, access road, landscaping and associated works.


Prior to formal submission to the Local Planning Authority and in accordance with the requirements set out in Part 1A of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016, the proposal will be subject to pre-application consultation.

About the Application

The proposal relates to a full application for residential development at the former sports court, Oak Drive, Colwyn Bay.  A total of 11 residential units would be provided.

The site was previously used as tennis courts by Penrhos Rydal School, prior to becoming surplus to requirement and subsequently sold as part of a redevelopment of facilities at Rydal Penrhos to provide a twenty-first century education for its pupils. Rydal Penrhos is a private school and therefore the tennis courts were only available for use by Rydal Penrhos pupils and was not a community facility.

The proposal would provide a good range of housing types to include eight four-bedroom houses, two  three-bedroom houses and one six-bedroom house. The affordable units would provide a mix of intermediate and social units.

A new vehicular access is proposed off Oak Drive with a new private internal access road. There is a small area of woodland along the site’s boundary with Walshaw Avenue and whilst some trees are proposed to be removed due to their poor condition and in order to facilitate the development, all efforts have been made to retain the existing trees. A landscaping scheme incorporates additional tree planting to include biodiversity enhancement.

Have your say

Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposed development must do so by 16 August 2022.


We would encourage you to e-mail these to or alternatively please send them to: Cadnant Planning, 20 Connaught House, Riverside Business Park, Benarth Road, Conwy, LL32 8UB.

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