PENYFFORDD residents vented their anger at a Welsh Government decision to overturn a rejected planning application for 186 new homes with protest banners.

The banners, hung at the site of where the houses will be built on Chester Road, read 'RIP the village' and 'Who got the brown envelopes?'.

The application was originally tuned down by Flintshire Council's planning committee, but the decision was overturned after Redrow Homes, the developers, appealed to Welsh Government.

As Flintshire is not being seen to be meeting its local development plan for the number of houses it needs to build over the next 5 years, Welsh Government decided to give the application the green light.

It is a decision that has been met with anger in the Penyffordd community, and these banners are further examples of the fury the village is feeling.

David Williams, County Councillor for Penyffordd, said: ''The anger in the village is immense at the moment, where we have not only been let down by Lesley Griffiths (Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs), but in my opinion, by Welsh Government as a whole, the Planning Inspectors and our own Local Authority who I consider to have all failed us in various ways.''