LDP drop-in in Penarth this evening
3:22pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Penarth news
LOCAL residents will be able to question Vale of Glamorgan Council officers and members this evening (Monday October 7) over the replacement draft Local Development Plan, released last week.
An informal drop-in session is being held at the Paget Rooms on Victoria Road from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council website says: “To assist people to familiarise themselves with the proposed draft deposit plan, in advance of the formal six-week public consultation exercise that will follow during November and December, a series of informal drop-in sessions are being held where officers and members will be available to answer any questions about the draft plan and the processes involved.”
The replacement LDP blueprint was produced following concerns over the plan put forward by the previous administration.
Once adopted it will guide how land within the Vale is used until 2026.
The fresh LDP sticks to the original plan’s 10,000 new homes target, but says these will be spread out more across the Vale.
Larger local housing allocations include a 500 house ‘reserve’ site in Sully, and 235 dwellings at upper Cosmeston Farm, Lavernock – including land for a new school.
A further 300 homes are also outlined for land at and adjoining St Cyres School, Dinas Powys, with community and open spaces.
A bus park and ride is proposed at Cosmeston.
A highly controversial plan is to make the unauthorised traveller site in Sully legal and permanent.
It would accommodate 18 caravans at Hayes Road, but the community council have vowed to fight the idea “vigorously”.
Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore has said of the LDP: “It is of utmost significance that the deposit draft plan comprehensively identifies and allocates land for the services and facilities that will be needed to support new development to 2026.”
A statutory consultation will be held over the plan during November and December.
The plan will be considered by the council’s cabinet tonight.
It is available at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/ldp