LOCAL RESIDENTS MEET TONIGHT ON VALE COUNCIL’S “LUDICROUS” COSMESTON HOUSING PLAN

576 new homes are now being proposed for the Upper Cosmeston Farm site - on Penarth's Southern boundary

There’s an independent “drop-in session” tonight about the Vale of Glamrogan Council’s proposals to allocate  576 new homes for the Upper Cosmeston Farm site – on Penarth’s Southern boundary

Local residents are being invited to a independent “drop-in session” tonight about the massive increase in housing now proposed by the Labour-run Vale of Glamorgan Council for the Upper Cosmeston Farm site

The Vale Council is already running its own propaganda exercise to try assuage the growing concerns of local people – but now renegade Vale councillor Kevin Mahoney (Independent Sully, Lavernock and  Cosmeston) has set up his own “drop-in session” to hear concerns and answer questions .

Vale Cllr Kevin Mahoney (Independent Sully) - formerly UKIP

Vale Cllr Kevin Mahoney (Independent Sully) – formerly UKIP

Cllr Mahoney – a vehement critic of the Vale Council’s scheme – is holding his own independent informal drop-in session tonight Monday October 10th at the Penarth Athletic Club off Lavernock Road from 19:20 to 20:30. All are welcome.

One resident helping to organise tonight’s session says “As a resident in this beautiful area I am so furious at the ridiculous proposals that will ruin the area & the traffic will be a total nightmare.” .

She hopes “many people will attend & express their views on this ridiculous idea for Penarth”

The venue is Penarth Rugby Club, Athletic Field, Penarth starting at 19:20 tonight

Details of the scheme as reported earlier on PDN are on  http://tinyurl.com/zxwgdaz

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7 Responses to LOCAL RESIDENTS MEET TONIGHT ON VALE COUNCIL’S “LUDICROUS” COSMESTON HOUSING PLAN

  1. Mgg says:

    Blimey hope the Grangetown brownies and the Barry boy scouts meet somewhere else tonight

  2. Martin Coffee says:

    I don’t think this campaign is going to have much success. Every if Barry refuse permission they would lose an appeal.

    In my opinion it would be more beneficial to the community if they campaigned for the developers to be required to construct a public footpath to Dinas Powys railway station to try to reduce the need for vehicular traffic, its not far.

  3. Ian Perry says:

    The current Labour administration, like the conservative on before, seems to jump on every command from the big developers. Throughout the Vale, suspect planning is proceeding. Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Rhoose, Ystradowen, Colwinston, St Nicholas, Sully, etc.

    Developers have permission to build thousands of dwellings and are continuing to gain more. 1,358 dwellings have been completed in the past five years, equating to a shortfall of 1,795 dwellings against the annual average housing target for this 5 year period.

    This means that in the next 10 years, according to the councils figures, another 8,100 dwellings are required, that’s building at three times the rate of the previous five years. Put it another way, we need to go from building 280 new dwellings a year to 800 – or 2.2 new dwellings a day.

    Cllr Lis Burnett, some would say, is up in the clouds with her figures, but she’s standing firm behind them. Perhaps someone will calculate the amounts of building materials and numbers of tradesmen we are going to require to build at this incredible rate!

  4. Christopher David says:

    Need-y ! Or pragmatists and non PC realists could tell it as it is and promote a reduction of Sapiens. Anyway I’m grateful to the independents like Kevin M. They at least are not subject to potty party politics. Meanwhile why are we not helping regenerate the valleys economy by bettering transport links and building on brownfields there. Oh….. where its actually needed!? It a purple problem and cant be solved on a post it note. Power panty politics.

  5. Cllr Michael Garland says:

    The development at Cosmeston will not only decimate the area of Cosmeston but will have a detrimental effect on Penarth and the surrounding areas.
    576 new houses will increase the size of Cosmeston by nearly 150%.
    The increase in traffic from the dwellings, the Nursery/Primary School and the 500 space Bus Park and Ride facility and the inadequate highway infrastructure will have a detrimental all along the B4267 corridor through Barry,Sully, Cosmeston and Penarth to Cardiff.
    Places for an extra 250-300 children will have to be found in our already ‘oversubscribed’ school.
    Nearly 1600 people will be trying to access our already overstretched local community health facilities.
    These are just a few of the problems.

    Cllr. Michael Garland
    Lavernock Ward (Sully and Lavernock Community Council)

  6. Peter Church says:

    A local Community referendum, is the only way to get press publicity and for the VoG to see sense.
    Look at what happened in Caerphilly? Housing plans to build on green field sites there, were scuppered by local opposition.

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