BBC News 6th June 2016

BBC news traveller site ponciau 6th June

Plans for two traveller sites in Wrexham are expected to be approved by councillors on Monday.
Officers recommended the two pitches at Ponciau, near Offa’s Dyke, be given the green light despite objections from the community council, residents and Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones.
Concerns included the environment, access and road safety.
Officers said there was a shortage of traveller pitches within the area, based on current needs.
Ms Jones wrote: “Unlike many local authorities, Wrexham County Borough Council honours its statutory obligations for traveller site provision.
“The notion that random erection of traveller pitches is one that should be supported or encouraged would, of course be bizarre and an unacceptable precedent for the Council to set for itself.”