A Vale of Glamorgan Council scheme to “enhance and regenerate” Penarth Esplanade has been postponed – the council’s ruling ‘cabinet’ is to be told on Monday.
An internal council report says that “Work with partners to enhance and regenerate the Penarth Esplanade and ensure sustainable and convenient links with the Town Centre and Penarth Haven has slipped due to the volume of work in Highways”.
Details of the scheme are not given in the report but it is known that road-resurfacing of the Esplanade and Cliff Hill are overdue and that the controversial re-assignment of parking slots outside Beachcliff, and Restaurant James Sommerin – including the newly opened boutique hotel Rooms James Sommerin have not yet been carried out.
The original double yellow lines which once prohibited parking outside the old Beachcliff and the old Rabaiotti Cafe pavement/alfresco dining area are still faintly visible.
In a Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet meeting last month ( see http://tinyurl.com/gls2y9g) it was announced that – notwithstanding objections from Beachcliff’s developer Richard Hayward – the Vale would install 13 echelon parking slots for “all-comers” outside Beachcliff which Mr Hayward would have to pay for.