The Chairman of Tan y fron & Vron Community Association Mr Robert Evans has been in touch to highlight the possible plight of Tan y fron’s last open recreational area from Brymbo Developments Ltd’s planning proposal for a mix of high and low density new housing.
He said “There are several reports/documents to stress the injustice we feel towards our community.”
“We plan to fight this proposal as much as we can, all the way to the end.”
The group intends to submit its objections formally tomorrow to their local Welsh assembly member, the local MP, local councillors & Welsh Assembly Planning Inspectors.
Mr Evans said in a letter circulated to local media “Brymbo Developments Ltd have resubmitted a planning proposal to build on ‘Green Barrier Land’ (P/2012/0817 in WMBC planning Department) for outline planning of housing on a field adjoining the old Brymbo Steelworks site that has always been used by the community for recreational purposes. This land is now, at the moment, not covered by any formal National or local planning guidelines.”
“It has Never been used by Brymbo Steelworks for storage area, in part or otherwise (as stated in the in the Proposed Housing / Supermarket Development (Outline) document: Page 29). It was Never designated as brownfield land, or had no reason to be, up to the closure of Brymbo Steelworks. The re-submission of the planning application on the Green Barrier land and the supermarket is fuelled by the desire to fund the Brymbo Spine Road which historically been a badly managed project from its conception to present day.”
Mr Evans states that the Tan y fron & Vron Community Association have set up a subcommittee to fight the proposal, adding “I would like to point out that in previous meetings regarding this issue, none of the Tan y fron Councillors agreed with the aforementioned planning but are outnumbered by Brymbo’s greater representation, which we feel is unfair.”
The group also highlights the sprawl of new buildings, with a merging of villages observed, saying “Tan y fron over the last 8 years has increased in size substantially. The new current developed site is addressed as ‘Brymbo’, but there is only one road between this and Tan y fron now. Its village boundaries have become undefined by local housing developments and this proposal would actually see it fully swamped in an urban environment that includes the old Brymbo, the ex-steelworks development & the Myttons Homes development. What was a rural village is now in danger of becoming just an extension of Brymbo.”
The closing date for any objections are the 7th January – around 3-4 working days time.
(As an unrelated aside – One thing Wrexham.com noticed during ongoing further research is going by current public records Brymbo Developments Ltd is 100% owned by Parkhill 2000 Ltd which is a holding company. Of its subsidiaries it has is the delightfully named I’ll Be In The Countess’s Arms By Seven Limited – a hotel and pub in Shropshire.)