Posted: Tue 26th Feb 2019

Brymbo residents vow to continue fight against Local Development Plan for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019

Residents in Brymbo have vowed to continue their fight against Wrexham’s Local Development Plan.

It follows a public meeting being held to discuss the blueprint which outlines potential sites for thousands of new homes.

Members of the Brymbo Residents Action Group say they are particularly concerned about proposals for a gypsy and traveller site on the edge of the village.

They have highlighted issues with highway safety and land contamination at the former sewage works off Coed Y Felin Road.

County councillor Paul Rogers (Ind) said the meeting at Brymbo Enterprise Centre was well attended with updates from a solicitor who is representing the action group.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Rogers said: “The message to residents at the meeting was that this issue has not gone away however we’re still here, we’re not going anywhere and the action group are still going to fight this all the way

“The support so far from residents and the community council has been fantastic and now the action group will be working to raise further funds to fight these proposals.”

Following the meeting Brymbo Community Council has since met and reaffirmed its opposition to the plans.
The submission of Wrexham’s Local Development Plan was backed by a majority of councillors last year despite strong opposition against the scale of development outlined.

A public examination will now be held by a planning inspector appointed by the Welsh Government, which is due to start in the spring.

The action group has sought the advice of professional experts and sent evidence to the council regarding the site which will be passed to the inspector.

Anyone wanting to get involved or donate to the campaign can email for more information.

By Liam Randall – BBC Local Democracy Reporter (more here on the LDR scheme).

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