Nia Griffith MP is backing local Talyclun residents in their fight to stop land around their homes being included in the Local Development Plan. Council officers have already turned down the land as unsuitable for development, but newly elected Plaid Cymru County Councillor Gareth Thomas, who owns the land, is making another bid to get it included as a development site.
At a recent meeting, residents stressed as objections the appalling problems they already have with traffic problems and road accidents, as well as increased risk of flooding to existing housing, inadequate sewerage infrastructure, low water pressure and being too near to the big gas pipeline. There was also considerable anger directed against Gareth Thomas, the landowner making the application. Residents also objected to development at the former Morlais colliery site
Nia Griffith MP commented
“ The traffic situation right the way from Tal-y-Coed, past Talyclun to the Llangennech Schools is an absolute nightmare, and I fully support the residents.. I find it shameful that Councillor Gareth Thomas is trying to force a housing development on Talyclun, when planning officers have previously rejected the idea for very good reason: he is treating local residents and council officers with utter contempt, and is putting his own financial gain before the interests of the people he was elected to serve. “
Objections have to be in by 8th June – see information below
Writing a letter / email to the County Council objecting to development at
(a) ALT/107/001/N all around Talyclun and /or at
(b) ALT/107/002/N at the former Morlais colliery.
You can express your opposition to the inclusion of Talyclun and /or the Morlais colliery site as Alternative Sites for potential development in the Local Development Plan by contacting Carmarthenshire County Council. Your comments must arrive by 4.30 Friday 8th June at:
Forward Planning Section,
Carmarthenshire County Council
40 Spilman Street
Carmarthen SA31 1LP
Emails to – firstname.lastname@example.org
The council is encouraging you to use their form to respond, but you can add additional comments, or write a letter. A copy of the form is available on the website www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk (follow links to Local Development Plan, then Alternative Sites)