THE Wrexham Local Development Plan (LDP) 2013-2028 meets the 'tests of soundness' according to a Welsh Government Inspectors binding report.

Wrexham Council says the Inspectors' Report was received from Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) on February 27. 

This represents the end of the Examination of the Wrexham LDP.

Inspectors have concluded that, with the recommended binding changes outlined in the report incorporated into the LDP, the plan satisfies the requirements of Section 64 (5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and meets the tests of soundness set out in LDP Wales.

The council has eight weeks from the date of receipt of the report within which to adopt the Plan.

A statement from Wrexham Council added: "A report will be taken to Executive Board and Full Council seeking adoption of the LDP.

"The reports to Executive Board and Full Council will contain a number of appendices including a draft revised written statement taking into account the recommendations of the Inspectors Report, a draft adoption statement (with Final Sustainability Appraisal Report) and an update to the Habitat Regulations Assessment.


"When adopted, the Wrexham Local Development Plan will become the Development Plan for the County Borough of Wrexham and will provide a basis for decisions on land use planning in this area. 

"It will supersede the Wrexham Unitary Development Plan.

"As soon as practicable after adoption, the council will publish an adoption statement."