No to urban sprawl

Plans for 455 new houses on the Circus field on the Mold Road are the latest example of growing urban sprawl across Wrexham borough. If you look at the map you'll see the planned new estate will fill all the fields to the south of the farm shop right to the A483 and Mold Rd roundabout. In addition,there will be houses on both sides of Stansty Lane beyond the underpass.

This raises serious questions about increased traffic on what is essentially a country lane. It also raises questions about how the road network by Ysgol Plas Coch and adjoining roads will cope with hundreds of extra cars at peak times. There is already planning permission for 400 new flats on the Glyndwr university campus that will be accessing Plas Coch Road. Imagine the congestion at rush hour!

And what about health services, schools and other essential services?

You'll also be aware that traffic is limited to 50mph on this stretch of the A483 due to Nitrogen Dioxide emissions. The plans I've seen show the children's play area located right next to the dual carriageway.

Please sign our open letter to Wrexham Council and the developers to prevent further urban sprawl, which will effectively merge Gwersyllt with Wrexham. It may not affect you directly but further plans for huge new housing schemes on the Ruthin Road (1500 houses) and Cefn Road (1580) as well as existing schemes in Ruabon (319) and Llay (365) will mean more urban sprawl and the destruction of green barriers between our communities



We, the undersigned, are opposed to further urban sprawl locally and the effective merging of Gwersyllt and the Wrexham. It will increase traffic congestion and pollution, put additional pressure on schools, health services and other infrastructure.

Rydan ni, yr isod, yn gwrthwynebu codi mwy o dai ar dir glas rhwng Gwersyllt a Wrecsam. Bydd yn cynnyddu problemau traffig a llygredd yn ogystal a chynnyddu pwysau ar ein ysgolion, gwasanaethau iechyd ac isadeiladedd.

Who's signing

Alison Dwight
Lee Schofield
Mark Jones
Chris Wright
Andrew Jones
Melanie Jones
Matt Rhys-Roberts
Brian Connaughton
Alex Beale
Patrick Brooks
Philip McDonald
David Hall
Margaret Cunniffe
Victoria Brereton
Ilias Delinicolis
Laura Taylor
Janice Hughes
Kaz Turner
Sharon Lea
Olwen Dorman
Claire Johnson
Matthew Edwards
Karen Bagnall
Elizabeth Edwards
Caroline Brenton
Barry Baldam
Michael Jones
Lee Yandle
Helen Lacey
Michelle Moss
206 signatures

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Showing 139 reactions

  • Alison Dwight
    signed 2020-07-23 18:37:09 +0100
  • Lee Schofield
    signed 2020-07-23 07:31:33 +0100
  • Mark Jones
    signed 2020-07-22 17:56:27 +0100
  • Chris Wright
    signed 2020-07-22 17:15:00 +0100
  • Andrew Jones
    signed 2020-07-22 16:58:22 +0100
  • Melanie Jones
    signed 2020-07-22 16:28:53 +0100
  • Matt Rhys-Roberts
    signed 2020-07-22 15:39:01 +0100
    Let planning matters such as this be led by residents, not fought against by them. There needs to be a great increase in participatory democracy.
  • Brian Connaughton
    signed 2020-07-22 08:37:55 +0100
  • Alex Beale
    signed 2020-07-21 18:35:20 +0100
  • Patrick Brooks
    signed 2020-07-21 17:47:21 +0100
  • Philip McDonald
    signed 2020-06-02 13:29:24 +0100
  • David Hall
    signed 2020-03-31 15:32:05 +0100
    This council shows no respect for the wishes of the Wrexham public!

    One disaster after another, Ty Pawb, 9 Acre Field and I’m sure these planning applications will follow suit!
  • Margaret Cunniffe
    signed 2020-01-23 16:21:47 +0000
    The proposed development will increase traffic congestion and strain the infrastructure. The site proposed is totally unsuitable.
  • Victoria Brereton
    signed 2020-01-21 19:28:16 +0000
  • Ilias Delinicolis
    signed via 2020-01-07 22:15:16 +0000
  • Laura Taylor
    signed 2020-01-07 16:30:33 +0000
  • Janice Hughes
    signed 2019-11-30 18:06:46 +0000
  • Kaz Turner
    signed 2019-11-29 22:06:40 +0000
  • Sharon Lea
    signed 2019-11-29 21:54:14 +0000
  • Olwen Dorman
    signed 2019-11-12 12:34:34 +0000
    Does anyone in the planning Office take any notice of the objection we make?
  • Claire Johnson
    signed 2019-11-12 08:31:30 +0000
  • Matthew Edwards
    signed 2019-11-11 23:56:00 +0000
  • Karen Bagnall
    signed 2019-11-11 11:14:21 +0000
    Trying to get to work of a morning is absolutely abhorrent. Instead of building more houses, how about building more roads to access Wrexham and updating the state of the ones we have instead of potholes having a shovel of loose tar put in and flattened by a Council works van!!! We don’t need more houses – our roads, hospitals, our medical/dental surgeries, etc CANNOT COPE!!!
  • Elizabeth Edwards
    signed 2019-11-11 11:03:07 +0000
  • Caroline Brenton
    signed 2019-11-09 18:59:01 +0000
  • Barry Baldam
    signed 2019-11-08 13:10:27 +0000
  • Michael Jones
    signed 2019-11-08 12:04:33 +0000
  • Lee Yandle
    signed 2019-11-08 09:48:38 +0000
    Concerns over traffic volumes, loss of green belt land, schools, Doctors, additional pollution, would like to see their risk and impact assessment to the road meet work and local communities that support this application….
  • Helen Lacey
    signed 2019-11-07 13:47:04 +0000
  • Michelle Moss
    signed 2019-11-04 12:22:02 +0000
    Such a stupid idea in an area already struggling with traffic, pollution and shortages of services

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