A PROPOSAL to build a care home on a residential street in Barry has proven controversial.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has proposed converting 4 Pardoe Crescent in Barry – which is currently under residential use – into a care home. But some residents of the street have raising concerns about the proposal.

Pardoe Crescent is already home to one care home, The Hollies, while Bellavista Nursing Home, in Twynewydd Road, and The Beeches Residential Home, in Barry Road, are nearby.

Concerns have been raised that the development – if approved – could create traffic issues on the narrow street which has a sharp corner at the junction of Tordoff Way.

One resident wrote: “I personally don’t think it’s a good idea as we have already got a home further up on 22.

“Since that was bought the traffic in our crescent has increased tenfold, where it’s very dangerous as we can’t even see around the bend which has nearly caused a few crashes.”

They added it could also cause “distress to vulnerable people” and suggested double yellow lines being introduced in the area.

Another resident opposing the development cited:

  • A loss of privacy;
  • Increased traffic congestion and noise problems;
  • The “detrimental effect” on the ambience the residential street.

Other neighbours have shared concerns on the impact of the care home – if approved – on a “quiet little residential road with a real community feeling”.

One wrote: “There is a real danger of destroying this closeness by continuing this trend and establishing a business district whose main motive is making a profit.”

Another resident did not oppose the plans, but suggested a smaller extension in the plans to avoid impacting the lighting in her home – particularly at a “time of ridiculous energy prices”.

Councillor for Dyfan ward, Emma Goodjohn, has written to the delegated officer to help voice the concerns of local residents.

Emily Forbes, of Barry Town Council, writes: “There is currently a lack of information available on the proposed change of use to fully assess the impact the proposal will have on the neighbouring properties.

“The principle and design of the proposed extension is considered to be acceptable.”

Planning information for this proposal is available online at https://bit.ly/3aQDvMz with a decision expected in August.