Proposed Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Ceiriog Valley and the Berwyn Mountains have been dropped from the proposals being made by Countryside Council for Wales to extend the Clwydian Range Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty. In the 2005 Wrexham Unitary Development Plan, the area had been put forward for inclusion, but there seems to have been a change of mind. As you are all aware the Ceiriog Valley is a stunning area of natural beauty. If we do not object to this then we will not see the benefits our neighbours will when the Llangollen Valley and surrounding area are classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and we are not! It appears that the CCW have ignored the very strong objections to the location of the proposed southern boundary and the powerful case for inclusion based upon exceeding all criteria for landscape, culture, Welsh language, and community. And that they have also ignored the overwhelming wish of the residents of the Ceiriog Valley, and of Wrexham County Borough Council, for inclusion of that part of Y Berwyn and the Ceiriog Valley within Wrexham Borough, and within the water catchment area of the river Dee. In this current economic climate Farmers locally need to look to diversification in order to survive. Tourism plays a major part of this diversification. Without the Ceiriog Valley being included in this decision we fear the area will suffer and the residents will be impacted financially because of it. So please sign and add your support. Thank You! Diolch Yn Fawr!
Look at these links to see for yourself how beautiful the Ceiriog Valley is!