FRUSTRATIONS were vented by residents at a meeting held to discuss plans for 96 new houses in Wrexham. 

Castle Green Homes have submitted planning permission to Wrexham Council for the 96 homes on Mold Road in Gwersyllt. 

The application has been met with resistance from local residents who share a number of concerns. 

Councillor Pete Howell called a public meeting on Thursday evening (March 2) which gave both Castle Green and residents an opportunity to put across their views. 

Stuart Andrew, design and planning director at Castle Green said the site is about to be allocated as part of the council's LDP (Local Development Plan), which is due to be released in the next two weeks. 

He added that the process of houses being built is something of a formality, by saying: "Someone is going to develop houses on the site."

Mr Andrew stated that there was "a need for these houses" and that it would be a local company developing them, employing local workers from Wrexham and Flintshire in the meantime. 

Concerns were then raised by residents over the price of the new homes, with one person stating that "people in Wrexham won't be able to afford them."

Mr Andrew rebuffed those claims by stating that he could guarantee that 25 percent of the 96 houses will be affordable and will go to those on the social housing waiting list. 


Resident's frustrations began to grow at the meeting, with questions being asked over an increase in traffic, busier roads in peak times, pollution, phosphates, and worries over further developments. 

Concerns were also raised over the impact 96 new homes could have on the local GP surgery, schools, and the Maelor Hospital. 

To which, one resident responded: "We're talking to the wrong person. It's the council we should be talking to. 

"It's clear the LDP is the biggest issue, so we're shouting at the wrong person."

Councillor Howell concluded the meeting by saying that the outcome was "worrying". 

He added that the meeting had raised more questions than had been answered and vowed to get a member of the planning committee down to answer questions from residents.