The result of the local government election for the Vale of Glamorgan Council will not change the decision of the outgoing administration’s planning committee on Cosmeston Country Park .
Whatever the political composition of the new council, it will not have the power to rescind the decision made by the outgoing planning committee made last Thursday night to allow “change of use” of the barns – even though the Vale Council owns the country park and the mediaeval village in which they stand.
The situation has been set out by Cllr John Thomas (Conservative St Athan) the Leader of the Conservative Group on the Vale Council. He says “Unfortunately once a decision has been made by the planning committee it cannot be rescinded other than by Judicial Review. “.
However another inside source says an incoming council will have another option up its sleeve – and that is simply to sit on its hands and do nothing about the previous administration’s plans to commercialise Cosmeston Country Park – except in cases where contracts have already been signed