Plaid Cymru is opposing plans to build 12,000 new homes in Wrexham because it claims predictions about population growth are wrong.
Wrexham Council’s draft Local Development Plan is looking to build 8,000 homes on brownfield land and another 4,000 on greenfield sites to meet the 20% increase in population previously forecast, but Plaid believes that the last census suggests that the town’s population with remain static over the next ten years.
Sarah Roberts, who sits on the council for the party, says: “The Local Development Plan should reflect local needs but it doesn’t. It is plan that has been forced on Wrexham by the Cardiff Labour government, which is insisting that Wrexham council allows 12,000 new houses to be built over the coming decade to meet population predictions that have been proved inaccurate by the most recent census. It’s time to stop concreting over our green fields to make developers a quick buck.”
In the south of the principality, plans for 460 new homes and a new primary school on land at Cefn Yr Hendy, between Miskin, Pontyclun and Mwyndy, have met with objections from local people who believe alternative brownfield sites should be targeted instead. A petition against the proposals says: “These fields at Cefn Yr Hendy are used heavily for recreational use by dog walkers and young families alike and are some of the very few green fields we have left in the locality.”
With hundreds of new build homes currently under construction around Wales, the WhatHouse? team has put together a selection of its favourites:
Tusker’s Point in Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan (Waterstone Homes)
This summer, a show home will be coming to this development of just 12 family homes, set in a cul-de-sac and each with a view over the beautiful coastline of this part of south Wales.
All these four-bedroom homes will also come with gardens and off-road parking, including a double garage. There will be a variety of house types, with two- and three-storey options to suit a wide range of requirements, each with a contemporary design and a detailed, high-quality internal specification.
Ogmore-by-Sea is close to Porthcawl and Bridgend, around 15 minutes from the M4 and about 45 minutes’ drive from Cardiff, making the Welsh capital commutable from this part of the world with its highly regarded coast and countryside.
Find out more at waterstonehomes.com ; 01656 644 440
Wepre Green in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire (David Wilson Homes)
This is a collection of three- and four-bedroom homes in close proximity to local shops and countryside, within easy reach of the cities of Chester and Liverpool as well as a host of towns such as Rhyl, Mold and Wrexham.
Some 90% of the three- and four-bedroom houses are already sold, and those that remain can be purchased with Help to Buy Wales or the housebuilder’s own part exchange scheme, subject to terms and conditions.
The marketing suite and show home is open on Monday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, and Thursday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.30pm.
Prices start from £168,995
Find out more about Wepre Green from David Wilson Homes
Parc Aberkinsey in Rhyl, Gwynedd (Anwyl Homes)
Located on the outskirts of Rhyl, this collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses is nevertheless within easy reach of all the town’s shops and amenities as well as its beach. With doctors, schools and nurseries close at hand, the development is appealing to families as well as other buyers.
Rhyl is just a short drive from the North Wales Expressway, providing convenient contact with many towns from Anglesey to Chester.
Part Exchange and other incentives are available on the remaining plots, and buyers can inspect two show homes on the site, seven days a week.
Prices: From £140,995
Find out more about Parc Aberkinsey from Anwyl Homes
Waterloo Gardens in Mon Bank, Newport (Llanmoor Homes)
Some new releases are now available at this development of 85 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in this developer’s second project in Newport. Homebuyers will have ten different house types to choose from, with a specification and build quality that can be viewed in two show homes, open Thursday to Monday from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
The development is within easy reach of Newport town centre and the M4, granting convenient journeys to Cardiff, Swansea and across the River Severn into England.
Buyers can ask the Llanmoor Homes team about Help to Buy Wales and the company’s own tailor-made incentives.
Prices from £197,995
Find out more at www.llanmoor-homes.com ; 07534 199107