Green Field versus Brown Field Ruabon, Acrefair, Cefn, Trevor
March 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm #54947
Why on earth is it so important to turn a ‘Green Field Site’ into a housing estate when there are huge ‘Brown Field Sites’ in the local area.
These Planning Applications should be thrown out.
If any of these applications is allowed before all brown site land is used up, then our Council Planning Department and Members of the Planning Committee thrown out of office, fired.. sacked.
:mad:March 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm #73161
I don’t disagree, but those brownfield sites are private property that belong to people/companies who don’t want to build on them yet.
The council has been throwing out applications recently, pretty consistently. Whether their decisions will stand up at the appeal public inquiries in Cardiff is a different matter.March 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm #73165
Then an organised protest using the Welsh Governments own Planning law and guides must be organised. It’s a shame Wrexham does not have a Local Development Plan!March 16, 2015 at 9:43 pm #73166
Brown fields will always be at the bottom of the pile to housebuilders because it costs more to decontaminate and make ready for building.
remploy of course has been built on, but the council forgot to organise a section 106 to fix the future gridlock under the rhosddu bridge.March 16, 2015 at 10:01 pm #73162
@CerysHughes 19891 wrote:
remploy of course has been built on, but the council forgot to organise a section 106 to fix the future gridlock under the rhosddu bridge.
They can’t say that they weren’t warned when they tried the failed one way system.March 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm #73163
@zinger 19892 wrote:
They can’t say that they weren’t warned when they tried the failed one way system.
That was a solution looking for a problem. There’s no gridlock there now and a few houses won’t make any difference.March 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm #73164
There is a brownfield site which is being prepped for a housing site in Acrefair, the old Air Products site.March 29, 2015 at 12:51 am #79100
So……….. Council Planning Committee meet tomorrow … Monday 30th March.
If they let this abhorrent use of greenfield land through, then this will create a precedent, for any and everyone who has a spare piece of land available, to have a strong arguement to build on that land. I hope no one responds using past ‘designated land usage’ granted under a previous LDP, because Wrexham does not have a current LDP and all past LDPs are redundant as is any granting of designated rights under those LDPs if not taken up within the lifetime of that LDP.
I urge ALL representatives of their electorate to vote against this proposal.
I will also point out that if brownfield sites are considered to be ‘unprofitable’ because of the cost of reinstatement of safety and clean sites, then as an excuse for that to make an arguement for using greenfield sites it will lead to one thing. That is… the expansion of using greenfield farmland and an eating up of rural and ‘easy’ to develop sites, benefiting only the capitalist profiteers and not the electorate or the people of Ruabon or Wrexham.
Try it if you wish… but mark my words.
Councillors… start working for your electorate if you have the real knowledge of where this could lead, and vote NO!March 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm #79410
Monitor, this is exactly what is happening at Gresford Road, Llay. We are all fed up of the developer telling us how great it will be for Llay. All we see is that once this development gets passed then it’s only a matter of time that others will try their luck across the road and down the rest of the straight mile. We note that another land owner is selling land along the straight mile, I wonder why !!!
The LDP plan is being re-written and I can only worry that WBC will adapt it to now include building on green field sites and also start changing settlement boundaries to try and get planning granted for such sites, as at the moment they would technically have to vote against their own rules.March 30, 2015 at 10:20 am #80193
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