TWO Members of the Senedd are urging residents to have their say on plans for more than 1,500 homes in Wrexham.

A planning application from Redrow has been submitted for the development at Lower Berse Farm, which straddles Wrexham and Clwyd South.

Plaid Cymru councillors have stated that residents are 'ready to fight' the proposals for the new site, which would include a school.

Now that residents are able to comment on the application via Wrexham Council’s online planning portal, Lesley Griffiths and Ken Skates say residents need to make their voices heard.

Wrexham MS Ms Griffiths said: “Several constituents have contacted me in recent months expressing their concerns regarding the proposed housing development at Lower Berse Farm.

“As the Local Planning Authority, Wrexham Council is required to consult with residents as part of the application. The Local Authority’s bizarre decision to reject its own Local Development Plan means it is more likely we will have uncontrolled and unplanned developments in Wrexham, so it’s vitally important people make their voices heard.

“Although I will not have a vote in the decision-making process, I will, of course, make representations on my constituents’ behalf.”

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Mr Skates, MS for Clwyd South, said: “I have been contacted by a lot of people about this development over the past few months, and have already raised their concerns with Wrexham Council as the Local Planning Authority.

“Redrow has carried out its own pre-application consultation exercise, which is a requirement for proposed schemes categorised as major developments, and I know many of my constituents will already have registered their views with the company or attended the drop-in event at Tŷ Pawb.

“Now the council has received a planning application from the company, anyone who opposes the development needs to take part in the consultation to make their voice heard.

"The council has promised that these comments ‘will be considered before formal determination’, so it’s crucial that if you feel strongly about this then you say so.”

“In the meantime, I will continue to make representations to Wrexham Council on behalf of my constituents in Clwyd South.”

Paul Murray, strategic land director at Redrow (NW), said: “We are proposing a diverse range of homes to meet local need, including 15% affordable properties.

"Our plans for this well-connected site also include play areas, green open spaces, a new primary school, community centre, provision for a local centre, and sustainable transport links.

"The development has been carefully designed to integrate with the character of the local area and support the health and wellbeing of residents."