No to urban sprawl in Wrexham

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Plans for 455 new houses on the Circus field on the Mold Road are the latest example of growing urban sprawl in 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 petition 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.

Sign this open letter to Wrexham Council's planning committee to show your opposition:  https://www.wrexhamplaid.cymru/no_to_urban_sprawl


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  • Nicola Burgess
    commented 2019-10-26 15:55:52 +0100
    The Council Planning department will go ahead if it benefits them nevermind the Public, like they always do despite objections, it has been shown numerous times! This again is towards Gwersyllt area where numerous buildings are sprouting up, it was/supposed to be a village but is having a lot of pressure put on it, the traffic in Gwersyllt is now ridiculous, having incidents such as cars mounting kerbs (twice in over a yr) & knocking down youngsters!! Ridiculous!
  • Bill Schl
    commented 2019-10-25 14:32:29 +0100
    Hit it in one, “City Status” is Council’s ambition. Increased salaries etc all round. Must be very annoyed at being beaten to it last time by ……….St. Asaph.
  • Cynthia Stokes
    commented 2019-10-24 14:38:52 +0100
    Are the Council only thinking of monetary gain all the time. No thought for the people of Wrexham and surrounding areas. Do they think if we are bigger, it will give them a better chance o
  • Cynthia Stokes
    commented 2019-10-24 14:38:52 +0100
    Are the Council only thinking of monetary gain all the time. No thought for the people of Wrexham and surrounding areas. Do they think if we are bigger, it will give them a better chance o
  • Pauline Jones
    commented 2019-10-24 00:25:30 +0100
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  • Pauline Jones
    commented 2019-10-24 00:24:57 +0100
    There are many brown sites around Wrexham why do we have to use are lovely green spaces. The farm is probably very happy to sell though but money alone will not pay for the health issues that will shortly be caused through congestion in and around the town.
  • Gareth Williams
    commented 2019-10-23 21:41:51 +0100
    Efo gymaint o dai gwâg o fewn yr ardal, does dim synnwyr mewn creu casgliad mor anferthol o dai mewn ardal mor anaddas. Mae’r ffordd yn ardal Ysgol Plas Coch yn hynod brysur yn y boreau a rhwng 3:00 a 4:00 yn y pnawn. Rhaid cofio mai ffyrdd cul cyfyngedig i draffig yw’r ffyrdd yn yr ardal yma. Mae bont rheilffordd Rhosddu wedi bod yn dagfa traffig ers rhai blynyddoedd, mae ystyried codi mwy o dai yn yr ardal yma yn wallgo. Mae’r ffordd tuag at B&Q yn anaddas i’r traffig presennol, heb ystyriedmwy o dai yn yr ardal!
  • Steve Bellis
    commented 2019-10-23 17:58:59 +0100
    I have no confidence in the planning dept at the council. They work on behalf of themselves and not the people. They have let monstrosities like Eagles Meadow kill the town centre. Time to sack the person (s) in charge and let someone who actually cares about the town do a better job.
  • Sandra Birchall
    commented 2019-10-23 16:13:13 +0100
    I think we need to ask ourselves why we need all these extra houses 🏘 . The congestion around Wrexham is bad now god help us with all the extra housing. Every green space is earmarked it’s beyond stupid Wrexham Council planning is attrocious 😢
  • Bill Schl
    commented 2019-10-23 15:57:51 +0100
    “City status” ambitions coming up again?. Where does this urban spread stop. Councillors, Listen to the people who elected you for once. 24 hr. congestion at Mold Rd. double r’about for sure. Don’t any of these idiots drive? Sorry, they must, recent car park re-surfacing priority. Keep at it Carrie, the only one who cares. Remember Rhostyllen and the Nat. Trust?
  • Nathan Lee Davies #Gtto
    commented 2019-10-23 15:57:00 +0100
    This cannot be allowed to happen, as it would be disastrous for the local community. Traffic around Plas Coch School is bad enough now, without the sudden appearance of an extra 455 homes.

    This is just another example of the lack of foresight form WCBC who – in their current Conservative/Independent guise – are guilty of forever putting profit before people…

    Nathan Lee Davies

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