Bodelwyddan protest over plans to build 2,000 new homes

Protesters in Ruthin Denbighshire council wants to build 2,000 new homes in Bodelwyddan, despite local objection

Related Stories

Welsh language campaigners joined residents at a rally to oppose plans to create 2,000 new homes in the Denbighshire village of Bodelwyddan.

In May, councillors voted in favour of catering for the majority of the county's future housing needs in the community.

Denbighshire council said there had been a "vast amount of consultation" before the proposals were agreed.

The plans have been submitted to the Welsh Government.

Welsh Language Society members and residents protested outside Denbighshire council offices in Ruthin on Saturday.

"Our Welsh language communities are at risk of disappearing forever partly because of plans like this," said Hywel Griffiths, the society's communities spokesperson.

Residential home

"Developments like this for commuters once again demonstrate the major flaws in the planning process."

The council has said previously that it carried out a community linguistic impact assessment as people were concerned the Welsh language could be affected.

The Bodelwyddan population of 1,000 could increase six-fold under the proposals which form part of Denbighshire's local development plan (LDP).

The scheme covers 100 acres (40.5 hectares), and also includes a school, residential care home and improved access to the A55.

Householders who formed the Bodelwyddan Action Group also took part in the protest.

Their opposition is backed by Plaid Cymru's North Wales AM Llyr Huws Gruffydd.

Denbighshire council's LDP has been submitted to the Welsh Government.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East Wales

Weather

Wrexham

Min. Night 3 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back


  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?


  • A cow wearing sunglasses overlaid with the phrase 'Can't touch this'Cow row

    Thousands rally against the ban on beef in India


  • Dana Lone HillDana Lone Hill

    The Native American names that break Facebook rules


Elsewhere on the BBC

Programmes

  • Former al-Qaeda double agent Aimen DeanHARDtalk Watch

    Islamic State is about revenge says former al-Qaeda member turned spy Aimen Dean

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.