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Community vows to fight LDP proposals ‘all the way’

A campaign group has been formed to fight proposals for a gypsy and traveller site in Brymbo.

Residents have a number of site specific concerns about the land proposed for a gypsy and traveller site at Coedyfelin Road which was previously used as a sewerage treatment works.

The site has been put forward as one of three potential traveller sites in the Deposit Local Development Plan; an extensive document which outlines where housing developments will likely be built over the next ten years.

The plan is currently out for public consultation until the end of May.

However the proposals have been met with fierce opposition by Brymbo Councillor Paul Rogers and local residents, who have raised serious concerns about the potential use of the site.

In March 2018 more than 150 people attended a public meeting to discuss the LDP proposals, with many calling into question the suitability of the site.

Now a campaign group has been set up to fight the proposals, with local residents encouraged to get in touch and submit their views as part of the LDP consultation process.

A spokesperson for the group said: “We have formed a campaign group to object to the proposals for a gypsy and traveller site in Brymbo as the former sewerage treatment works at Coedyfelin Road is wholly unsuitable for development.

“There are a range of issues affecting the site. Primarily that serious concerns are that been raised regarding highway safety on this section of road and that there is a strong probability that the land is contaminated and part of the proposed site includes a working sewerage pumping station raising concerns about air odour and safety.

“These along with the many other site constraints question whether the site is deliverable or economically viable to take forward.

“The group will be working over the next fortnight to ensure residents objections are submitted as part of the consultation.”

Cllr Rogers, who previously fought this proposal in 2010, added: “A group has been formed to object to this proposal and we will fight this all the way as a community”

“The recent consultation drop in at the Enterprise Centre was very well attended”

“It is important residents take part in the consultation which closes at the end of this month”

Residents who would like to help the campaign can email brymboLDP@gmail.com

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