Plaid Cymru's Wrexham spokesperson has welcomed news that The Groves school building has been listed and safeguarded from demolition.
Carrie Harper said:
"I'm delighted the campaign to see this building used for education has finally won the day, in the face of a council that's failed in so many ways.
"It's failed to outline a vision for the future of the site; it's failed in terms of stopping Coleg Cambria from developing the building as a modern educational setting and it's completely failed to explain what it wants to do with the site - even if the building had been demolished.
"People rightly feared that the site was being prepared for a sell-off for yet more housing because there's so much distrust of the council's motives.
"Now the building is staying, let's see an agreement by all to work together to ensure we have a site of educational excellence in the town as soon as is possible."