Housing protesters show strength of feeling

Barry And District News: OBJECTIONS: Hope in the Vale and supporters signal housing development objections OBJECTIONS: Hope in the Vale and supporters signal housing development objections

CAMPAIGNERS intent on stopping a potential housing development at a Barry golf club made a stand on Saturday (March 15)

Residents and politicians, from all parties, joined Hope in the Vale campaigners in voicing their objection to any development.

Developer Redrow withdrew proposals for 200 dwellings, but residents now fear a consultant has been employed to further develop a scheme.

Hope in the Vale chairwoman, Jill John said: “We are ready to fight for our towns green spaces and will not let developers take them from us filling our town with brick structures.

“We want to preserve some greenery for future generations.

“Please join us to fight these greedy developers and prevent road chaos, and over-full schools.”

Vale MP, Alun Cairns said the turnout demonstrated the strength of feeling locally and sent a clear message to any developer that residents are ready to fight for their local area if proposals to build came forward.

Mr Cairns said: “I was delighted that the turnout was so strong and included people from all political parties. It was also good to see residents from Friends of Weycock Cross. It was clear that residents throughout Barry care passionately about their local community and have valid concerns over the impact that development would have on the area.

“Without the energy and commitment of Hope in the Vale I have no doubt that there would already be housing on this site.

“I am hopeful that the golf club will work constructively with residents to ensure that their views are taken into consideration in any future proposals.”

The group Hope in the Vale is on Facebook and welcomes new members.

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