Members of the public who want to have their say on where the future locations of housing developments across Wrexham County Borough could be, have until tomorrow to do so.
Over the past seven weeks residents have had the chance to take part in a consultation on the Deposit Local Development (LDP) – a lengthy document which outlines the preferred sites across the county borough for housing, retail and employment developments
It makes provision for 8525 new homes up until 2028 – (including a 10% contingency allowance) to deliver a requirement for 7750 homes; and estimates 4,200 new jobs could be created in Wrexham under the plan.
Once complete the new plan will replace Wrexham Council’s current adopted Unitary Development Plan (1996 – 2011).
What’s in the Deposit Local Development Plan?
The Deposit LDP is described as focusing on “concentrating development allocations in the following sustainable locations as identified in the settlement hierarchy”:
– The Primary Key Settlement of Wrexham Town and Wrexham Industrial Estate including Key Strategic Site release for housing and employment
– The Key Settlements of Acrefair / Cefn Mawr, Chirk, Coedopeth, Gresford / Marford, Gwersyllt, Llay, Ruabon and Rhosllanerchrugog;
– The Local Service Centres of Bangor, Broughton, Brymbo, Glyn Ceiriog, Holt, Overton, Penley, Penycae, Rhostyllen and Rossett
– Tier 4 settlement of Rhosrobin, due to its proximity and accessibility to Wrexham Town
Several key sites are outlined as potential development land, with an estimated minimum of 3,180 homes expected to be built on sites at Berse Farm at Ruthin Road and land east of Cefn Road.
Other big land allocations include land adjoining Mold Road / near the B&Q Roundabout (375 units), land off the B5070 in Chirk (180 units), land north and south of Rossett Road in Rossett (137 units) and land at Llay New Road in Rhosrobin (79 units).
Schools, community facilities and public open space would also be expected to be developed on the sites.
Three sites in Llay, Brymbo and Hanmer are also allocated for the use of gypsy / traveller sites – with public meetings and petitions launched in recent weeks objecting to the proposals, particularly in Llay and Brymbo.
Not had your say yet? You have until tomorrow (Thursday 31st May) to do so. You can take part in the Deposit Local Development Plan consultation by visiting the Council’s LDP website here
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