WHEN we bought our new-build last July, we weren’t aware of the incinerator.

We were so excited with our new home and planned to stay here for the long term, we’ve recently got engaged and will be planning a family in the future so were happy to hear that a school was being built directly next to our home.

The first we heard of the incinerator was two weeks ago on via a Facebook group and have since seen the swift erection of the flume and building over the last few days.

I’ve asked our solicitor to double-check our searches to make sure that the information didn’t lurk there but it’s not something we would have dismissed and likely we would not have bought here if this had come up.

We genuinely feel frightened for the future by this. I also don’t understand where the buck stops, this has to be more than a Vale of Glamorgan issue.

Particularly in terms of the public health threat, emergency evacuation risk, the deprivation of the area where the building is being constructed and its proximity to a highly-populated area.

We used the Help to Buy Wales equity scheme when purchasing our home and will have to pay back 20 per cent to the Welsh Government-sponsored scheme if and when we sell.

I can’t see [the] Welsh Government making their money back from this, yet the consortium of builders say that Welsh Government are backing the incinerator.

How can you both regenerate and devalue an area? It makes no sense and impacts further [on] the Welsh taxpayers who pay for these schemes.

I’m sure you will have countless emails about the environmental impact that are based in scientific facts so I’ll focus my points to question public policy and lack of engagement and consultation from the council, building consortium and the political figures locally and nationally.

Natalie Owen and Robert Sadler

Mariners Walk

Barry Waterfront