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