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Wrexham agrees plans for 8,000 homes

Wrexham council has backed plans to build more than 8,000 homes over the next 10 years as part of the authority’s local development plan.

The homes will be concentrated mainly on two new sites at Ruthin Road and Cefn Road and will create up to 4,200 jobs, according to the council.

Wrexham’s new development plan replaces an earlier proposal that was rejected by the Welsh Government in 2011. The consultation received 3,588 comments.

The plan aims to meet projected housing needs for the coming decade, and has been designed to “foster mixed communities by delivering housing, including affordable homes to meet the needs of the county borough, ensuring a range of dwelling types, sizes and tenure through identification of deliverable housing land allocations with supporting social, environmental and physical infrastructure”, the council said.

Its plan also intends to make Wrexham town centre a key destination for north-east Wales and strengthen the business network with nearby Chester.

The plan will be submitted for consideration by the full council on 22 November. If approved, it will be scrutinised by the Welsh Government prior to final sign-off.

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