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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:16 UK time, Friday, 22 June 2007

I read with interest this morning the story on BBC Wales News that two housing bodies have said Wales is short of about 40,000 affordable homes.

This comes at a time when Wrexham, for example, is a major site for new homes with developments springing up everywhere. Whether they're affordable is another matter and perhaps any prospective buyers could let us know.

Meanwhile, Welsh pressure group, Cymuned [Community], runs an online campaign [www.homes4locals.com].

And they're holding a public meeting taking issue with plans for the sale of land belonging to the National Trust at Erddig - earmarked for 200 new homes - because they reckon the houses won't be affordable for locals. [The meeting is being held on Wednesday July 4, 7.30pm, at The Old Court House (upstairs), Hight Street, Ruabon]

Not everyone agrees with their concerns if you read the views on the fora at www.wrexhamtoday.com and also on our page, Erddig's 'urban village'.

However, I know two friends who are both having trouble finding 'affordable' housing in Wrexham - that's affordable relative to them. Thankfully, I don't have the same problem at the moment - although rising interest rates do have me concerned.

I'm more worried about my kids and what they'll be able to buy in 15 years' time - or whether they'll still be living with me when they're in their 30s - heaven forbid!

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