BARRY Leisure Park owner Henry Danter has taken to social media to speak out on his plans for a holiday camp, which have divided people in the town.

The people of Barry have aimed their ire at Mr Danter recently when the owner of Barry Leisure Park announced plans to build a holiday camp to complement his amusement arcade.

There has been dismay at the idea that the camp could be built next to Tŷ Hafan’s hospice in Sully. The charity behind the hospice remains concerned over the plans and is waiting for the chance to study the details as and when they are submitted.

Even the Vale of Glamorgan Council stepped in, issuing a rare emergency stop notice on any work being done on Mr Danter’s land over fear birds’ nests were being destroyed.

Now, Mr Danter has taken another go at appeasing those against his holiday camp plans, claiming the camp would not be directly next to Tŷ Hafan, and making the offer of meeting those who oppose his idea and saying he will to cancel the planning application if someone can convince him of a valid reason why he should not do it.

We spoke to the man behind putting the application together for the holiday camp, Mr Jason Tadman, who said that natural break, or buffer, would be between anything built and Tŷ Hafan, and on the other side for Beechwood College.

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Henry Danter has gone to social media to explain the idea behind his holiday park plans

We understand there is to be a crucial meeting with the council next week, looking at putting in a pre-planning application before the camp idea goes to public consultation.

Watch below, Mr Danter explain where he plans to build the camp in relation to Tŷ Hafan

Mr Danter said he did not think there were noise complaint issues and that his idea would make businesses in the area richer.   

In an public plea on Facebook, he said: “I’m going to give a little update on the Hayes Road caravan park development.

“All those who say they do not want it because it is next to the hospice, that is not exactly true.

“I own the forest between this site and the hospice. That would not change.

“The other side of the hospice there are 150 apartments that used to be Barry Hospital. Over there are the same people that would use this site.

“I do not think there are any issues with noise complaint.

 “It would make everyone in business round here richer. There will be many people here and where there are people, there is money.”

Watch below, Mr Danter's latest appearance on social media discussing his holiday camp plans

What has Tŷ Hafan said about Barry Leisure Park’s plans?

The children's hospice remains concerned and says that no applicaton has yet been made available for consultation so it has not been able to examine Mr Danter's claims about the proposal.

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Tŷ Hafan children's hospice say they have concerns

A spokesperson for Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice said: “At this point in time, with no plans available for public scrutiny, we consider Mr Danter’s comments to be, at best, speculative and lacking in factual substance.  

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely. When Mr. Danter’s plans for the site, to the standard required by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, are available for consultation, we will review them carefully and respond accordingly. 

“Until that point, we can only say once again that we remain concerned about any development proposals whatsoever which might impact the security, safety, privacy and tranquility of our hospice and memorial gardens, a concern that is echoed by many of our service users and their families who face the unimaginable loss of their child.” 

Editor's note: This article has been updated with a new comment from Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice.