BRYMBO steelworks could be the site for more than 500 new homes.
George Wimpey Homes, Bloor Homes and Brymbo Developments have applied to build 532 homes off Brymbo Road on the former works site under reserved-matters planning regulations.
The site has the benefit of already having outline planning permission which established the principle of the development.
When the steelworks closed, full permission was granted for land reclamation and recovery of minerals and outline permission for residential, retail and business development.
This application was subject to an Environmental Statement. The reserved matters application now seeks approval for the detailed layout and house design so building can begin.
The application relates to three housing 'modules' defined in the previous approval, where flat areas of land have been created following land reclamation works.
The application is supported by an Environmental Site Appraisal, Sustainability Statement, Design Statement and Transport Assessment.
The scheme includes a community open space and a new school site.
'Councillors required the new school site to be provided as part of the housing development,' said a council spokeswoman.
'This has been done so that we have a site for a new school in the future. We are investigating the possibility of such a proposal but it is early days.'
Consultation on the proposed housing development is now being carried out with community councils, statutory bodies and nearby residents.
Members of the public have until Friday, March 18 to make their views known in writing to Wrexham Council.
The application reference number is P/2005/0114. Plans and any other relevant documents are available for inspection at the Planning Department, Lambpit Street during normal office hours.
Comments about the proposal must be sent to Lambpit Street, Wrexham LL11 1AR before March 18, 2005. Contact the Planning Department on 01978 292017 for more information.