Vale MP welcomes planning withdrawal
3:03pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
V ALE MP Alun Cairns has welcomed Taylor Wimpey's withdrawal of its planning application to develop 200 houses on Green Farm, Barry.
Mr Cairns, who worked closely with the Friends of Weycock Cross group said that the withdrawal of the planning application was encouraging news, although he suggested the community group should remain cautious in case of a direct appeal to the Welsh Government
He said: "This is a great success for the local community and residents. I pay tribute to Frank and Debra Cleland and their supporters for their work in this. I can recall meeting Frank and Debra at my office some months ago, when it all seemed that the development was almost inevitable. From that meeting, we got a group up and running, with a website and campaign group.
"The public meetings they organised and the campaign that they ran was first class."
The group was set up by residents worried of the impact on the town, affecting traffic congestion, putting schools under pressure and the overall environmental impact.