A mum-of-five has been told she will be getting neighbours after a living on a housing estate for 10 years on her own.

Laura O'Donnell moved her family into one of the former show homes that had been built on a plot in Wrexham.

At the time, the estate was still a building site, but she expected other houses to go up quickly, and anticipated that people would start to move in.

Only, Harron Homes, who built Laura's home in Heol Berwyn, Cefn Mawr, never went on to the develop the land, North Wales Live reports.

The site remained unfinished, and Laura's only neighbours were the rats that lived in the dirt and debris.

But now, Laura and her children will finally have a community to live in, after the site was sold to Wales and West Housing and Anwyl Partnerships has been awarded the £5.2million development project for 34 homes.

It's believed in 18 months, Laura will be able to have chats over the garden fence with other residents - but she admits almost 10 years without neighbours means she has become a little "anti-social".

Laura O'Donnell
Laura, a stunt woman and mum-of-five, is looking forward to having neighbours

The 36-year-old, who has worked across the globe as a stunt woman for films and television programmes, said: "When we moved in it was the only house built and it wasn't the best location as the sewage works is nearby.

"The rest of the estate stayed as it was and I was looking out over a s***hole for years and we've had problems with rats here.

"With the homes getting built it will be quite nice for the children to finally have some friends here to play with, although I'm a bit anti-social once I've finished work so in some ways it's been nice to be the only ones here!

"It will be a difficult 18 months during the build - I've a son with ADHD who is susceptible to noise so it will be hard.

"Once done though will be nice to not have the view we have now and for the kids to have neighbours."

Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to Laura's globetrotting career.

But she's been making the most of lockdown and has used the extra time at home to create her own businesses.

Laura said: "Having that extra time with my kids over lockdowns has been nice and I've focused on new businesses - including a family fitness business and a venture doing tours in North Wales.

"I've travelled the world and there is no place like North Wales so I want to show other people that."