READERS have had their say on the latest update about a Wrexham residential development site.

It was announced on Tuesday that property consultancy Legat Owen had been instructed on behalf of Wrexham Glyndwr University to market a site in the town.

Located to the north of Holt Road in Wrexham, the 5.9-acre site is situated to the north east of the town centre and has outline planning for a new residential development scheme.

Will Rees, director at Legat Owen, said the site would "provide much-need quality homes to the Wrexham area."

Readers took to the Leader's Facebook page to share their views following the announcement.

Nick James said: "Sad day for Wrexham. Once it is gone, it's gone forever. Bad decision."

Graham Robert Jones: "Build more houses, put more strain on the local infrastructure and roads, lose green spaces that have a knock on effect for the ecological system and can give rise to more localised flooding.

"Yeah, why not concrete over everything green and ruin things for future generations?"

John Sharon Vaughan posted: "More green space to disappear," and Wayne Jones said: "Where does the wildlife go? Or does that matter anymore."

Roxy Catherine said: "How very sad! Our doctor surgeries, dentists, schools, hospitals, roads just everything is bursting and can't cope with the pressure."

WrexhamBuilders said: "This could be turned into a park or small urban nature reserve.

"Make developers build on brownfield before selling off green spaces."

Louise Cranston: "There are not enough school places, doctors surgeries and dentists to accommodate the people of Wrexham now!

"Building these homes will bring more people to the area and increase the pressures on the NHS and school places even more."

Following the announcement about Legat Owen Lynda Powell, executive director of operations at Wrexham Glyndwr University, said: “We pride ourselves on continually improving the University.

"Our Campus 2025 strategy was created to help significantly improve all areas of our campuses.

"The sale of this land, which is surplus to our requirements, will allow us to generate revenue which will be reinvested into the University.”