Posted: Thu 1st Jun 2023

St Asaph coach depot plans receive green light as bus company looks to relocate

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 1st, 2023

A coach depot will be built in St Asaph after Denbighshire Council’s planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the project.

The new depot will be located at St Asaph Business Park as M&H Coaches looks to move from its current base in Trefnant.

The plans were submitted by Ryan Owen and discussed at a meeting at County Hall in Ruthin.

Members of the planning committee spoke in favour of the application after officers advised councillors to back the plans.

Cllr Merfyn Parry said: “I’d like to support this recommendation. I think it is a thriving local business that is growing from where they are.

“Putting them onto a business estate is an excellent location for them to be.”

Cllr James Elson said: “The current site is in my ward in Trefnant, and with it being a conservation area, I have no qualms as to the impact or damage that a coach park such as this would do to the business park.

“I support it from two points: it’s an expanding business and that many of the employees are moving with them to the new site as it is only just down the road, so it has no impact on the employment in Trefnant.”

Cllr Gareth Sandilands said: “It’s a good example of a local business with local jobs. I’ve noticed they are very environmentally conscious.”

Cllr Delyth Jones added: “It is lovely to see a local company expanding in such a difficult economic period.”

The building will include offices, warehouses, a visitor reception area, bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.

A wash bay, storage areas, staff room, canteen, and sheltered cycle storage are also planned.

A total of 26 full-time workers will be employed at the depot, along with 15 part-time staff.

The depot will open Monday to Friday between 7 am to 7 pm.

By Richard Evans – Local Democracy Reporter

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