Latest Llantwit Major town planning applications

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

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Llantwit Major Town Council’s planning applications for July 2017 have been passed to the Vale Council Planning Department for the final decision and are as follows:

Boverton 2017/00564/FUL – Land east of B4265 between Boverton and Eglwys Brewis, St Athan  – Proposed construction of a new highway (called the Northern Access Road or NAR) with footways and a cycleway, new junctions, lighting, signs, fencing, flood alleviation works, acoustic barriers and other environmental mitigation measures, landscaping, demolition of garage at Rose Cottage and all associated engineering and building operations.   

Objections: The Town Council strongly objects to this proposal.

The Welsh Government have not produced any business plan to prove the need for this road. Discussions with the Welsh Government consultants always suggested it was an important part of the Aston Martin development at the MoD St Athan. Aston Martin have stated in writing that the road was not part of their conditions for coming to the area and the did not press for improved access to their site.

No other investors in the Business Park have been identified and there is no certainty that any future developments would require a new access road.

The initial plan for this route was to take heavy military transport into the base as part of the Metrix scheme which never happened.

The proposed road would impact on the traffic flow of the Llantwit Major by-pass with a proposed new roundabout constructed about 200 yards from the Boverton Traffic lights.

The effectiveness of the by-pass has already been compromised by the traffic lights at the West Camp entrance, again for the Metrix scheme, and the roundabout entrance to the Pentre Cwrt housing development.

The construction of this new road would create an area for the development of 345 houses between the NAR and the existing Eglwys Brewis Road. This development would result in unacceptable strain in Llantwit Major for doctors’ surgeries, nursery school places and town centre parking.

The Town Council strongly submits that the sensible and cost effective solution would be the improvement to the Eglwys Brewis road which has been the traditional access to the former RAF camp and carried significantly more vehicles, including heavy military equipment, over many years when many more worked at the site than is now envisaged.

The Town Council also strongly objects to the road being constructed on farming land which is an important part of the rural landscape of the area.

West Ward 2016/01214/FUL – 1 Alma House, Colhugh Street, Llantwit Major  – Retention and completion of an outbuilding.

Objections: The Town Council object to this retrospective Planning Application on the following points:

a) Disregard to following Planning and Building Regulations; b) Obstructing the views of neighbouring properties; c) Additional Parking Requirements; d) Concerns as to whether the property complies with the Class Use Order.

North Ward 2017/00655/FUL – Tahuna, 7 Fairfield Crescent, Llantwit Major – Demolish existing conservatory and outbuilding. Proposed single storey rear extension, dormer loft conversion and internal alterations; no objections.

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