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 ‘National Wales Plan’ 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 these inflated housing numbers. As such, the Welsh Government is pushing through large-scale unnecessary housing 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, drainage systems, GP surgeries and emergency services first. In addition, the Welsh Labour Government is underfunding our statutory services, proposing cuts to this year’s education budget despite having the lowest Pisa test results in the UK, stopping all new road building, and has imposed a default 20mph speed limit which is causing further congestion on our roads.
Wrexham’s LDP, a plan imposed on us by the Welsh Government and Labour Councillors and Senedd Members, will only serve to exacerbate the existing challenges that my constituents face daily with public services and infrastructure, which the Welsh Labour Government simply refuse to acknowledge.