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    Huw
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    Very pleased to see this, especially the plans for houses off Cefn Road / Bryn Estyn Road.

    Plan that will shape Wrexham’s future ready for consultation – where could 8,000 houses be built?

    #145995

    Nen
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    Very pleased to see this, especially the plans for houses off Cefn Road / Bryn Estyn Road.

    Plan that will shape Wrexham’s future ready for consultation – where could 8,000 houses be built?

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    More money coming into the area must be a good thing for the local economy – good for local businesses as more customers. As long as the infrastructure is kept up with the expansion – such as roads, hospitals, schools and the like, but I’m sure the Authorities will be addressing all this as part of the expansion. Maybe the bypass will need widening to three lanes, for example, or extra junctions – all this will be in hand. The expansion of things like the hospital and extra GP surgeries will also bring with it extra employment. I just hope that there is a good amount of social and affordable housing as part of this 8,000 so that young people can have somewhere to live, as well as the people who are currently homeless.

    #145997

    Matt
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    I think quite a few people are pleased by the plans. However, the usual uninformed crowd for concern are out in force on Facebook – headless chickening about the lack of facilities and infrastructure in place to support the new housing developments. I did point out that potentially it meant increased receipts from council tax bills for 8,000 new properties as most people living in the new housing will likely to be rate-payers, which would go towards paying for new infrastructure and services etc… Plus the additional consumer spending power that would likely attract retailers.

    However, someone even suggested to me that we don’t get all of our council tax because most of it ends up going directly to Cardiff. So the level of public disinformation is huge.

    #145999

    newwales
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    Hopefully but I am not hopeful, more 2 bedroom starter homes will be built & that the council will impose a rule that for the first 30 days they can only be sold to owner occupiers, as at the moment the very very limited 2 bedroom homes that are built are bought by buy to let landlords on the first few days of going on sale.

    #146012

    Nen
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    Hopefully but I am not hopeful, more 2 bedroom starter homes will be built & that the council will impose a rule that for the first 30 days they can only be sold to owner occupiers, as at the moment the very very limited 2 bedroom homes that are built are bought by buy to let landlords on the first few days of going on sale.

    Yes this is a very sensible suggestion.

    #146013

    Bryn6
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    IF you are a first time buyer you’d do very well to stay clear of new builds anyway due to their premium asking price. Lots of these homes will be sold to people already living in Wrexham looking to move up the ladder and thus freeing up their smaller, cheaper houses and so on and so on.

    #146015

    Nen
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    IF you are a first time buyer you’d do very well to stay clear of new builds anyway due to their premium asking price. Lots of these homes will be sold to people already living in Wrexham looking to move up the ladder and thus freeing up their smaller, cheaper houses and so on and so on.

    Yes, but there are government schemes which are only available for new builds, such as Help to Buy Wales, which help get people onto the owner housing ladder.

    #146030

    wrexview
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    No problem with extra housing but fear infrastructure will at best lag behind and at worse will not be improved at all. The health provision needs addressing now in advance of the new builds. More GP surgeries and extra bed / theatre provision in the hospital together with the appropriate staffing. We already have a substantial increase in population locally which has had stretched the present provision to its limit. Funding to enable the LDP provisions must be made now !

    #146051
    Alunh
    Alunh
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    It’s brilliant that the town already has the ideal facility for the extra demand on secondary schooling. This will save the Council a fortune!!

    #146059

    Council Watcher
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    Alunh sorry to disappoint but currently there is approx 20% under-occupancy across all our Wrexham Secondary schools plenty of capacity for new families moving in.
    The current bubble in the primary school age at age 9 will have filtered through the secondary system by the time all the new houses are built.
    2014 – 2018 were low years for births so filtering this into the future secondary school population still reflects there is still capable.

    By 2025 will education all be delivered within a traditional school building or will new technology be used with virtual teachers teaching some children at home. This may seem spooky but the speed of technological change society is going through could make this reality.

    The same principle applies when you look at the need for GP provision – do you need more Doctors and surgeries or an IT infrastructure for virtual diagnose, Telecare and Telehealth.

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