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Plans to transform the former Corus site on Deeside in Flintshire have been approved by councillors this afternoon.
The so-called Northern Gateway Development claims it will create over 2,000 jobs and will see the creation of a technology park, hotel and shopping centre, as well as hundreds of homes.
Plans to regenerate the old Corus site on Deeside will bring about a "series of significant benefits", according to Flintshire Council's Head of Planning.
Andrew Farrow expects the scheme to bring over 4,000 permanent and temporary jobs to the area:
The multi-million pound plans to build 600 houses, a hotel and a shopping centre will be decided upon in a meeting today.
A meeting will take place later to decide whether to push ahead with multi-million pound plans to regenerate the old Corus site on Deeside.
The plans include building 600 houses over a twelve year period, a business and technology park, hotel and a shopping centre. Over 2000 jobs would be created.
Other features of the development include a parkland, footpaths, cyclepaths and improved flood defences.
Opponents to the plans have raised concerns over privacy issues and increased traffic to the area.