Plans to build a new luxury detached house in the forested grounds overlooking “The Kymin” in Penarth have been submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The application has been made by a firm called Estates & Management Ltd on behalf of Proxima GR Properties Ltd which says it already owns the land in question.
The new house would be mostly single-storey with a huge glazed terrace facing south overlooking the Kymin, its lawned grounds and across to Penarth Pier and the sea front.
The existing Kymin house and its grounds are actually owned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council – but evidently this particular Northern woodland corner of what most people might think of as the grounds of the Kymin, is not actually council property.
The developers concede that this site is not amongst the plots earmarked by the council or future housing development – but they claim it is a “greenfield” plot of land which they say can be considered as what they describe as a “windfall site” .
Currently, the proposed plot is just a forested area containing several trees in which people and children were free to wander. The developers say “We have sought to propose a design that, whilst innovative, impacts as lightly as possible upon the site, retaining all significant trees, and makes best use of the natural contour of the land and which respects the privacy of future residents and neighbours.”
The controversial proposal has yet to come before the Vale of Glamorgan Planning Committee but is to be considered by Penarth Town Council’s planning committee next Wednesday evening .