Cross Hands residents turned out in force on Friday night to an open evening organised by Nia Griffith MP to see the plans for the development on the West tip site where the former Kwiksave store used to be. At the event which was held in Cross Hands Club residents kept the developers’ representatives busy with their questions for the full four hours of the display. The plans include a supermarket and petrol station, together with 230 homes. Work is expected to begin on clearing the site this spring.
Hywel Humphreys of Carmarthenshire County Council’s regeneration department explained that there is space set aside for a new medical centre and said that the adjacent plot may be used for a residential home, depending on an analysis of need in the locality and the area required for the medical centre.
Commenting on the evening, Nia Griffith MP said, ” It is vital that local residents should be involved throughout, as they know the area best, and incorporating solutions to problems early on is much better than trying to remedy mistakes later. One particular issue residents raised was their concern about the junction with Llandeilo Road and the road into the new development and how the traffic lights there will work: how will the staggered junction with Meadows Road work and what will happen to the pedestrian crossing? I will be asking the County Council highways department to provide clarification for us on this.”