Tonight's full council meeting was the last opportunity for Wrecsam councillors to discuss the merits of a 50% affordable housing threshold.
The Plaid Cymru group put the motion forward to increase the affordable housing threshold from the 30% proposed level to 50%. This, we believed, will actually deliver the number of affordable houses needed in the borough during the lifetime of the new Local Development Plan.
The motion was unfortunately defeated by 23-13 but it was good to see independent, Lib Dem and Labour councillors join our campaign for more affordable housing.
Other votes on the night saw a positive vote on the joint council-union decision to accept ACAS over pay and conditions. Despite the consensus in favour, some saw fit to vote against a positive conclusion to this.
The most contentious decision - on travellers sites in Brymbo,Chirk and Ruthin Rd - saw a broad consensus in favour of excluding Chirk and Brymbo from the sites. This backs up Plaid's consistent line throughout the planning process.