A CALL for Wrexham councillors to think about the future of children when they decide next week on plans for homes on green open space land.

Cllr Anne Evans is a member of Acton Community Council which has already lodged an objection against the 74 homes planned for land at Dean Road in Rhosnesni.

Wrexham Council has yet to decide whether to sell its parcel of land at Dean Road.

The executive board will be asked at a meeting in September to consider whether to give it to Wrexham Glyndwr University.

But Cllr Evans said: “I have been warning our councillors for years what will happen to the land and it looks like it’s happening.

“We have very little open green space in Acton as it is.

“It has been nibbled at time and again for development – now it’s being grabbed.”

Cllr Evans added: “I do worry about the future of our children.

"They will have nowhere to go and of course it will affect older residents who also use the Dean Road land along with youngsters playing football.

“With a new school planned in the area and a general lack of GPs in Wrexham there will be a lot of problems if the home building goes on.”

Cllr Evans said she had a certain amount of sympathy with Wrexham councillors.

“If they refuse planning permission and the developers have a case they will appeal to Welsh Assembly – and win.”

Cllr Evans is a former member of Wrexham Council who before her retirement spent a lifetime working with the welfare and education of children and is a governor of several schools.

Wrexham Council sold the land to Glyndwr University which wants to use the money from a sale to make major changes to its existing sites in Wrexham.

Cllr Evans said Wrexham Council was only the guardian of the land.

She added it was a pity a covenant was not placed on the site to prevent future development.

At next week’s meeting of Wrexham planners there is also an application for the university to develop grazing land off Gatewen, New Broughton, which will be sold to enable 112 homes to be built.