A PUBLIC meeting is to be held in Brymbo to discuss the council's proposed Local Development Plan.

The meeting comes following concerns raised over a potential Gypsy and Traveller site in the village.

A Welsh Government inspector's report recently concluded that the Wrexham LDP "meets the tests of soundness", despite various concerns from residents. 

At the start of March, residents in Gwersyllt also met to discuss plans to build 96 homes on Mold Road.

Now Brymbo is set to follow suit, as the community council is hosting the public meeting for residents, which will take place on Wednesday (March 22) at 6.30pm at Brymbo Conservative.

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The LDP plan supports housing plans for the former Brymbo Steelworks site, which community councillor Kenneth Matthews believes residents are 'keen' to be completed. 

However, it also proposes to allocate a single Gypsy and Traveller site for Wrexham at Coedyfelin Road near to St Mary's Church in Brymbo.

The latter proposal has caused significant controversy due to highway safety and land contamination issues affecting the site.


Cllr Matthews said: "The site is contaminated first and foremost. 

"Also the access onto the site is appalling, there has been no end of accidents on the road and sadly a couple of deaths too.

"To think that the only site available in the whole of Wrexham is in Brymbo, is crazy."

The current plans for housing at the steelworks site have been held up due to phosphate issues according to Cllr Matthews, who added: "The current owners of the land are looking to build houses there, but are having to deal with phosphate issues. 

"We feel like we're being pushed here, there and everywhere really.

"If the houses get built it means that a new medical centre will be built, which with the addition of a few new shops could make a new village centre."

All residents of Brymbo have been invited to attend the meeting to discuss the proposals within the plan.