Brynkinalt Estate donates over a dozen acres of land to the community of St Martins
AN ESTATE that straddles the Shropshire / North Wales border near Chirk has donated 13 acres of land to its local St Martins Parish Council.
Current custodians of the historic Brynkinalt Estate, Iain and Kate Hill-Trevor, have confirmed that the estate is leasing 13.5 acres of land adjacent to St Martins School on a 999 year zero-rent lease.
The land will be used for community education and recreation and plans have already been submitted to the Shropshire Council for a state-of-the-art multipurpose sports field.
The land donation is part of a community benefits program integrated with Morlas Meadows’ development of 80 Distinguished Homes on Brynkinalt Estate land and was donated in addition to the Community Infrastructure Tax of over £ 723,000 , which real estate development attracts.
Iain Hill-Trevor said, “Kate and I are really excited to continue the estate’s tradition of providing assets to our local community. Previously these included St Martins School with a 999 year lease, the land for the community center and the building for general surgery in the village of St Martins.
“The whole country is in urgent need of new housing. The development of Morlas Meadows will attract many new families to further expand the resilience, life and economic vibrancy of our local community.
The Morlas Meadows program is developed by Brynkinalt in conjunction with St Martins-based developer Primoris Homes.
The project includes a range of houses of varying styles and sizes, including 12 bungalows beautifully decorated in the style of traditional farm buildings, preserving the character of the rural location.
Open public space and the creation of trails to safely extend the network around the village are other interesting additions, and terms have already been agreed with a social housing provider for eight affordable housing units.
Iain Hill-Trevor is excited about the prospect of working with a new St Martins Parish Council following last month’s local elections.
He added: “We have had an excellent relationship with the Parish Council of St Martins for many, many years.
“The Morlas Meadows project and the provision of educational, sport and recreation grounds in St Martins are testament to the vision and dedication of the late Chairman of the Board, John Stephens.
“Kate and I really look forward to working so closely and successfully with the new Parish Council and St Martins School, on this shared vision, and to deliver what will be an incredible and transformative recreational facility for the school and the community. in the broad sense of St Martins.