Posted: Tue 26th Jan 2016

Groves Demolition ‘Call In’ To Scrutiny Successful for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 26th, 2016

Late this afternoon it was announced by Wrexham’s Liberal Democrat Councillors that their attempt to ‘call in’ the decision to knock down the Groves has been successful.

Their release reads: “Wrexham’s Liberal Democrat Councillors have successfully negotiated the first step to make sure there is proper consultation on Wrexham Council’s decision to demolish the former Groves High School.”

Yesterday they submitted a request to call in the decision and they say today that their request has been accepted and will now be considered by the Customer and Performance Scrutiny Committee.

Councillor Carole O’Toole whose ward includes the Groves said: “I’m delighted that we have negotiated the first hurdle, this is the first step in a process which will enable the public voice to be heard.”

Earlier this month members of Wrexham Council’s Executive Board unanimously approved proposals to develop and clear the former Groves school, with plans to eventually use to the site to develop one or two ‘fit for the 21st century schools’. Since then there has been growing opposition to the plans.

There is also an ongoing forum thread on this topic – you can read it here…

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