There are now just trees behind the Kymin – but the  proposed scheme would insert a new single storey luxury home on a level higher than the roof of Kymin itself

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 proposed new house would be surrounded by some of the remaining trees but on a level well above the roof of the Kymin house . The new house therefore would  have an open view to the South across the grounds of the Kymin and its lawn and towards Penarth Pier but arguably could overlook and destroy the distinctive  forested backdrop of the Kymin itself

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 approximate site of the proposed new detached house is marked in dotted white lines

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 .

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  1. WTF says:

    Looking at the company on the Companies house register they are London developers who invest in property around the UK , primarily Dorset and London. Clearly they have no local interest in the preservation of Penarth or its heritage. In it for the money only.

  2. cogan nomen says:

    Fell more trees ?
    How dare they !
    Yet they deny Clinton Road .

  3. Matt Geldart says:

    Some people might well have wrongly thought of this parcel of land as part of the grounds of the Kymin – but to many, it will always be Flash’s Field.

  4. Anne Greagsby says:

    The council should compulsory purchase this piece of the park that has been maintained free by the council for years.

  5. Jo says:

    Oh this is sad news, except for the greedy developers of course. Could we be sure that the rest of the Kymin hasn’t somehow got ‘lost’ too.
    As usual, the very rich will take a plum piece of the town all for themselves.

  6. John Guilfoyle says:

    Who is the architect for this project? I merely wonder if he/she is local to Penarth.

  7. Peter Church says:

    And they say money doesn’t grow on trees

  8. Andrew Worsley says:

    Why can’t they find or build a house elsewhere , if as it seems they have plenty of money why let them disturb a heritage site , I realise Penarth is plummeting down the scale now with regards to desirable places to live what with rampant vandalism both on the streets and on the water. The potentially radioactive waters or beach will be a deterent to future visitors and the fortunes or not of the town itself. The people who should be taking on peoples concerns have proved themselves ‘corrupt’ and totally indifferent to any of their complaints or fears . Shame on them all, leave the Kymin alone , there may be a lovely spot vacant soon on the top of the headland , we are all waiting for the platform to make up its mind to fall and now with Winter almost upon us we will see if any further harsh weather , be it winds , rain or ice and snow that will deliver the fatal blow?.

  9. Penarthur says:

    Hughes Architects
    Wellfield Road
    CF24 3PA

  10. Angela Owen says:

    If the council keep given these developers all there own way there taken the heratiges out of penarth they can.t keep getting away with it

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