Members of Plaid Cymru are reported to have been warned to keep away from the site of the controversial proposed 30-apartment development at Northcliff Lodge – overlooking the Cardiff Bay Barrage on Penarth Head later this morning.
The site is due to be inspected by members of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee at 09:30 today – prior to formal consideration of the planning application for the scheme beign discussed at the full Vale Council planning committee at Barry tonight at 18:00 .
The proposed development – which is opposed by Penarth Town Council – would involve the building of three blocks of contemporary apartments at different levels on the steeply-sloping site – almost directly above the Custom House restaurant complex.
The property owner, Mr Mark Evans, has issued an email ‘to whom it may concern’ saying that he has been informed that Plaid Cymru has been “distributing leaflets” asking its members to attend Northcliff Lodge this morning to “object to Councillor Gwyn Roberts”. Cllr Roberts (Labour St Augustines) is a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and of its planning committee.
Mr Evans has issued a warning that “unauthorised entry will not be permitted and might be seen as trespassing”.