"Flawed" development must be rejected again

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has called for “wholly inappropriate” plans to build 450 houses at a site at Ystrad Barwig in Llantwit Fardre to be rejected – after Llanmoor Homes submitted another application for planning permission.


The Planning Inspectorate last year took the decision to turn down permission for the development – after the Welsh Government called in the application.


Several concerns were raised regarding flooding – with the site being located on the flood plain – and the plans were not deemed in keeping with the character of the area.


In a letter to the RCT Council’s Planning Department – Mr Davies has set out concerns relating to access and congestion – and the impacts the development will have on the wider area.


He also pointed out that the site was not included within the area’s Local Development Plan – and is located outside the settlement boundary.


Mr Davies said, “This site is wholly inappropriate for the proposed development – so I was pleased when the Planning Inspectorate turned down permission last year.


“I am therefore saddened that developers want to concrete it over again.


“There are severe concerns regarding flooding on the site – which I am not convinced will be mitigated – and there will be problems with access and congestion.


“If permission is granted – it would be contrary to the Council’s LDP – and would also not be in keeping with other buildings in the area.


“The previous application was rejected with good reason – and the same should happen with this proposal too.”




[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies and Llantwit Fardre Councillor Joel James are opposing the plans]