Wrexham Councillors have given outlined planning permission for a new super prison in North Wales.
The jail would cover 26 hectares at the former Firestone factory on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Wrexham Council collaborated with Wales & West Housing to build affordable housing on this estate in Hightown.
W&WH Chief Executive Anne Hinchley told ITV News the demand for affordable housing in the area over the last few years has been 'overwhelming'.
Residents have just started moving into a block of affordable flats and houses designed to ease Wrexham's affordable housing shortage.
The authority has been criticised recently for having the lowest proportion of affordable housing in the whole of Wales - just one house per 10,000 residents.
But the council says it is disappointed with that figure, and is working to improve it.
Our reporter Rob Shelley reports of first blood to Labour on election night in Wrexham, as the party retakes the Bryn Cefn ward from the Liberal Democrats - who find themselves coming third out of three candidates.
Two years ago in the general election, Labour in Wrexham were looking slightly nervously over their shoulders at the potential of the Liberal Democrats. Nick Clegg's party and his personal ratings were high enough for the party to have hopes of winning the seat.
What a difference 24 months can make - Labour are Wrexham Council's biggest single party with 13 seats, but, find themselves in opposition to a rainbow coalition led by Lib Dem Ron Davies.
This is the sort of council both Welsh Labour and Ed Miliband will be hoping turns red on the polling charts by the early hours of tomorrow morning.