FEARED TAYLOR WIMPEY PLANNING BID IS MADE FOR 190 MORE HOMES IN SULLY

The new Tayior Wimpey site (marked in red) is on the West of Swanbridge Road and next to the Cog Road site which has already been approved for development

The new Tayior Wimpey site (marked in red) is to the West of Swanbridge Road and next to the Cog Road site which has already been approved for development

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.

The rich farmland of the new Taylor Wimpey site is so productive it yields three crops every two years.

Demonstrators of the Saving Sully group protesting at the Taylor Wimpey Site 2 last year  The rich farmland of the new Taylor Wimpey site is so productive it yields three crops every two years.

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/”

Swanbridge Rd is a narrow country lane with no pavements for pedestrians. The risks were made self-evident by today's protest march

Swanbridge Rd is a narrow country lane with no pavements for pedestrians. The risks were made self-evident in a demonstration against the development by local residents in May last year

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

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13 Responses to FEARED TAYLOR WIMPEY PLANNING BID IS MADE FOR 190 MORE HOMES IN SULLY

  1. Paul says:

    And the infrastructure for this mammoth blot on the landscape will be in place then, I thought not. A quart into a pint pot springs to mind..

  2. PR says:

    Time to move on

  3. Chris David says:

    Wimpey’s are the lot I’m advised still owe Barry a “Social centre” from 40 years ago. If tis is true (and the source is good- comments here) they should not be allowed planning for anything. This is just power play by VoG. What are the full set of incentives? We don’t need more houses in the Vale. They do need more houses and more affordable houses north of the M4.

  4. sjleworthy says:

    Without provision for extending/improving/adding to the existing road networks from sully to cardiff all i can foresee is traffic bedlam. It’s dire now in the mornings.

  5. AK says:

    The local estate agents seem to be full of properties for sale in Sully / Dinas Powis. I wonder why everyone is leaving…….

  6. Frank Evans says:

    I don’t mind extra houses being built. But we must have have extra roads and schools. Not just some section 106 money bunged to the council to spend on token cycle tracks or cliff top gun in placements

  7. Chris David says:

    Well Mr Evans- or Mr David 🙂 do you really think the VoG area is suitable for more large scale house building? Can the infrastructure ever support more households without unwarranted destruction of the local environment. Do you think its possible money could be better aimed at areas north of the M4 where: they have more land, brownfield in particular. The infrasctrucre would benefit from improving more then the Vale (or Cardiff) The housing would be lower cost. The local economies needs a huge boost!? The vale is crowded. This is about money and power play. The WG should get a grip- stop peddling piffling agendas and address housing and the economy as a priority.But no its labour- Just like the VoG. Politics before people and yes the rest of the political parties are the same, but some (far) less so.

    • Frank Evans says:

      People gotta live somewhere. Can you tell me where you would to put the extra houses? Don’t say somewhere else away from penarth.
      Or do we have to share with strangers. I for one draw the line at Lindsay.

  8. Lets see , they want to build 540 homes on this site that means lots of pipes need to be laid , lots of electric cables plus sewage pipes , plus roads , plus parking . plus pavements , lets be honest years ago homes used to be built near a railway line or bus route, this was because at such times most people did not own a car , so that was easier to get to work and back easily or go shopping etc . Now homes are built off any bus or rail route forcing people to rely on cars . Cars need roads and a free flow of traffic , so before one house is built the road problem needs addressing , otherwise its putting the horse before the cart. You do not build a load of houses before the access in and out is resolved . Pity the old railway line is not there anymore , that would have been a boon . Just like the canal system buried under Cardiff which could have eased traffic on the roads , seems no one was forward looking just make do.

  9. Jean Thomas says:

    It is pretty obvious where plan 3 would go!

    • Peter Church says:

      Agreed, I’m sure that’s why they want to built something on the adjacent field.

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