As expected – and dreaded by Sully campaigners – the development firm Taylor Wimpey has now applied for outline planning permission to build an additional 190 homes on prime agricultural land adjacent to Swanbridge Road, Sully .
Taylor Wimpey has already received planning permission from the Vale of Glamorgan Council to build 350 homes on the adjacent Cog Road site immediately north of the new site.
It now means there would be a total of 540 new homes built on the two sites – which it’s claimed would put considerable extra pressure on schools in Penarth -and increase traffic congestion throughout the area – particularly on Sully Road and on Lavernock Road and routes though Penarth to Cardiff.
Taylor Wimpey say “this site is part of the proposed housing allocation site HA46 for
500 units” [sic] , the majority of which has been subject of an earlier planning application (350) 2013/01279/”
The firm says the new site (bordered in red on the image at the head of the page) “comprises a singular field which is physically bounded by the approved scheme for 350 units, Swanbridge Road, an existing housing estate and a post and wire fence*, which represents its restraining edges.”
The proposal is for “Up to 190 new homes, a new highway network, a series of public open spaces , access off Cog Road (already consented) and a new “ecological reserve”.
The Labour-run Vale of Glamorgan council – which pushed through the earlier 350 home Taylor Wimpey scheme in the teeth of local opposition – is now reported to have sent letters to local residents saying that there will be “associated access and works on land to the west of Beach Road” .
The full outline planning application is on http://vogonline.planning-register.co.uk/PlaRecord.aspx?AppNo=2016/01520/OUT