Penarth Conservative Assembly Member Andrew R T Davies says the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s plans to develop a £2,300,000 gipsy site at Hayes Road in Sully are “wholly inappropriate” .
Mr Davies says, “The proposals for this site are wholly unsuitable” – and reminds the Vale Council that io had originally zoned the proposed gipsy camp area for conventional bricks and mortar homes in its Local Development Plan.
Mr Davies – who is the Assembly Member for South Wales Central [which includes Penarth and Sully] has been visiting several of the local residents this week.
The homes of the householders all back directly onto the proposed traveller site at Hayeswood Road which, at the moment, is an undeveloped green field owned by the Vale Council.
Mr Davies says “Residents are rightly concerned by the plans for a travellers’ site backing onto their homes – and the impacts this will have on the area. It is vital that we think again and come up with an alternative – since these plans are completely unsustainable and must be shelved.”
Many concerns were raised – with residents pointing out that the site was earmarked in the Council’s Local Development Plan for 55 residential units.
It is also an area earmarked for economic regeneration and industrial development – something that Mr Davies say would be put under threat by the plans.