Whilst we must adhere to the court’s ruling on Wrexham’s Local Development Plan (LDP), communities across Wrexham will inevitably now feel the impact of 8,000 houses being built on land at Lower Berse Farm, in Rhosrobin and in Rossett. Wrexham’s LDP is based on Welsh Labour Government housing figures which have wrongly forecasted significant population growth in Wrexham. Even though this proposed population rise has been proven incorrect, the Welsh Labour Government is refusing to revisit housing numbers and are forcing through unnecessary developments via Wrexham’s LDP.
Whilst I am not opposed to more housing, future property developments require improvements to existing infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, GP surgeries and emergency services prior. In contrast, the Welsh Labour Government is underfunding our statutory services, stopping all new road building and imposing a default 20mph speed limit which is causing further chaos and congestion on our roads.
Wrexham’s LDP, a plan imposed on us by the Welsh Labour Government and Labour Councillors and Senedd Members, will only serve to exacerbate the existing challenges that my constituents face on a daily basis with public services and infrastructure, which the Welsh Labour Government simply refuse to acknowledge.