Ecological disaster – protected species on site

Wrexham County Borough Council response:

“The Council has a lot of experience and expertise when it comes to dealing to ecological issues and land development. The site’s ecology is well-known and understood as the Council was in the process of acquiring the land from the Welsh Government before the prison project was announced in order to make it ready for development. It had therefore undertaken a number of ecological surveys. There is sufficient space for both the prison and a dedicated ecological area. The Council is working closely with Natural Resources Wales on this matter. An Environmental Impact Statement will be submitted along with any planning application and the area’s ecology will be safeguarded.”