A PUBLIC meeting will be held to discuss proposed housing developments which campaigners say could add hundreds more vehicles to the main road through Dinas Powys by 2019.

The Dinas Powys Bypass Steering group will host the meeting on Monday, November 13 at the Murchfield Community Centre in Sunnycroft Lane.

Cllr Andy Robertson represents Dinas Powys on the Vale council and is chairman of the community council.

He said the figure will continue to increase annually on top of current traffic if all the developments are carried out as planned.

His main focus is on developments at Caerleon Road in Dinas Powys as well as the potential for future development on the former St Cyres School site.

“Developers and planners seem to think they can keep piling on projects without the required infrastructure improvements laid down in the Local Development Plan,” said Cllr Robertson.

“These matters are no longer just about the vital need for work to start on the bypass but a case of the economic, social and employment future of the eastern Vale.”

He said that each development seems to have been considered in isolation of the others and pointed out that there will be even more vehicles as the Barry Waterfront expands.

But Vale council leader Cllr John Thomas said that all applications are thoroughly considered with all relevant factors taken into account.

He said: “I have previously met with representatives from Dinas Powys to discuss both their and our aspirations for improving the traffic situation in the village.

“ I recognise the understandable concerns over the significant congestion in Dinas Powys at certain times of the day.

“It is for this reason that my administration have, since May, taken the matter extremely seriously and continue to work with the local community, road users and all other interested parties in order to progress the case for improvements.”

But Cllr Robertson said that vehicles generated by the 500 house Cog estate in Sully and the current almost daily grid-lock on both the A4055 and Pen-y-Turnpike Road at peak times must also be considered.

“Of course houses are needed but none of them should happen until the right infrastructure is put in place,” he said.