Wrexham Council will consider whether to sign off the disposal of land to build a multi-use games area for youngsters in Tanyfron next week.
The proposed games area in Meadow View has received 23 objections from local residents including opposition to floodlighting, the height of fencing and concerns regarding ant-social behaviour and noise.
Planning permission was given by Wrexham Council back in December 2007 and the disposal by lease to Brymbo Community Council was approved by the authority’s executive board in January.
Now the executive board will consider whether or not to proceed with the disposal at a meeting on Tuesday in respect of the objections received.
Councillors have been told they will need to balance the objections against the need for facilities for youngsters within the local community.
Brymbo Community Council has provided funding and is keen to establish a games area for children in Tanyfron.
With regards to concerns about lighting and fencing the community council has submitted revised plans with no lighting and lower fencing.
Council Leader Neil Rogers said: “Despite some objections I should stress that the games area has widespread support within the local community and it has also received several letters of support.”
As pictured above in the past week a similar games area was opened in the Whitegate ward after a long running campaign by local parents to set one up.
Update: Thursday afternoon
Councillor Paul Rogers who represents the Brymbo ward has been in touch to dispute the council leader’s statement that there is widespread support for the games area.
He said: “There are concerns within the local community that there has been a lack of consultation regarding this proposal and also the size of the proposed facility.
“I am unaware of any overwhelming support, I attended a residents meeting over a year ago and the vast majority in attendance were against siting the MUGA at this particular location.”