The Wellness Village at Delta Lakes is an exciting project which has the potential to do a lot of good for Llanelli, but we need to make sure it is carried out properly.
With considerable controversy in recent weeks, and a number of on-going inquiries, it is clear that the whole project needs urgent review. Due to the scale of this development and its potential impact, I have asked the Welsh Govt to consider calling in the planning application.
The suspension of Prof Marc Clement from Swansea University and the termination of an agreement with a key development partner are extremely serious, and mean that we now need clarity about who the development partners will actually be and whether they can deliver the project as it stands or whether there will need to be changes to the current proposals.
I pay tribute to the work Cllr Rob James has done to get answers from Carmarthenshire County Council make sure they are accountable to the public. I will continue to work with him, the Council and Welsh Government to ensure the Delta Lakes project is delivered properly and that local taxpayers are protected.