Among the details in the petition are the following general points, that are probably valid for many councils throughout Wales:
• The residents believe the plan is fundamentally flawed and unsustainable because it bases its housing need on a population projection that are over inflated by Welsh Government in Cardiff Forecasting. The future population increases on the basis of unsustainable increases in the past is unsound.
• The continuing over- development of our countryside when there is no local demand. This concerns the residents as it will exists to encourage in migration to fill the houses.
• Not taking seriously account of local people’s views regarding taking over the country side to build extremely large housing developments which will dilute the culture and further threaten the Welsh Language and the heritage of the countryside .
• The Council is guilty of adopting a disparaging attitude towards the voice of the village and riding roughshod over local opinion by failing to carry out proper and meaningful consultation with the residents of a small village on whom the impact of a very large developing would have a devastating effect and loss of its unique identity.
Plaid Cymru councillors in Wrecsam have argued for some years now that the Welsh Government's population projections are seriously flawed because they are based on the previous decade's rapid and unsustainable population growth in many parts of Wales. Here in Wrecsam, for example, there was a combination of factors that caused very high and unsustainable growth in terms of population and housing demand.
Plaid's new North Wales AM Llyr Huws Gruffydd and councillors from Wrecsam will be joining Bodelwyddan's residents at the council meeting in Rhuthun tomorrow when the LDP will be discussed. A wider campaign is needed to challenge these flawed population projections.