THE developer behind the Goodsheds live-work development in Hood Road, Barry, has said he is waiting for the Vale council to install double-yellow lines.

Managing director of Penarth-based Loft-co, Simon Baston said car parking was available and more would be introduced towards the end of September this year.

His comments came following public concerns about vehicles parking on both sides of the road adjacent to the restaurant and housing scheme.

The Vale council said it is addressing the issues while Vale MP Alun Cairns said the local authority needed to work with the developer.


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Speaking on behalf of Mr Baston, a spokeswoman said: “We generally believe that the community has come together to create a true live work play scenario.

“With cars parking on Hood Road, this is a Vale of Glamorgan issue and we are waiting for them to double yellow the lines there but there is parking to the rear of the Pumphouse - on the North side which caters for around about 80 cars - and we will open up at the end of September, approximately 40 cars on our site.”

Vale MP, Alun Cairns said: “I fully recognise the pressures experienced on Hood Road in recent weeks and have previously called on the local authority to develop a close relationship with the developer and local traders to work for an outcome that meets the needs of each party.

“The closer that both parties engage, the better.

“It’s understandable that there would be teething problems with any new commercial centre, as the requirements for the businesses and residents are identified and addressed.

“These will also change as businesses and the way in which businesses develop too.

“The Vale council must understand the needs of businesses and customers, as well as addressing traffic needs in terms of those travelling through that area.”

Reiterating the previous comment, a Vale council spokesman said: “The council is aware of this problem and steps are being taken to address it.

“Proposals for an on-street parking management scheme in this area have been submitted as part of the Goodsheds development and that plan is currently being considered by the council’s highways team.

“Should it prove acceptable, a legal process will follow and the plan will be implemented.”