BRYMBO residents locked in an ongoing dispute with a house-building firm have been backed by their AM and MP.

Gareth Venn, secretary of Plas Brymbo Residents Association, met Ken Skates AM and Susan Elan Jones MP recently to discuss a raft of issues which remain unresolved after five years.

The Welsh Labour representatives have written to Taylor Wimpey on the residents’ behalf and say they will fight their corner.

Mr Skates said: “The Plas Brymbo Residents Association has worked incredibly hard over the past few years to create a real sense of community for this new estate, and they’ve done a fantastic job.

"However, there are still a number of outstanding matters of concern which Taylor Wimpey have failed to address and the residents are understandably frustrated."

Ms Jones said: “The residents have still not received confirmation that the estate has been signed off as completed, which was due to take place in June 2015.

"There are still snagging issues outstanding concerning the play area on Lamberton Drive that floods and requires drainage works, as well as the footpaths along the embankment that flood and have been damaged in many places, again due to poor drainage."

Mr Venn said: "We are also concerned that the metal fencing installed along Clifton Avenue has been done incorrectly and could cause an injury and lead to legal action taken against the management company.

"These are issues Taylor Wimpey are aware of but to date have not acted upon."

Mr Venn said the homeowners have not been offered the opportunity to take control of the estate's management company.

"We were initially offered this opportunity in summer 2018," he added, "only for it to be withdrawn.

"One of our concerns is that with the proposed further houses in the area that our management company for Plas Brymbo will be changed to include these, with extra costs and liability."

Ms Jones said there are also a number of issues relating to residents' leasehold agreements, which she and Mr Skates have also taken up with Taylor Wimpey.

The Plas Brymbo estate was completed in 2014 after a long-awaited spine road to link the former steelworks, which closed in 1990, with the rest of the village was created with Welsh Government support.

Taylor Wimpey has been approached by the Leader for comment.