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Morriston councillors add their voice to planning appeal objections

Morriston Labour Councillors will be joining Morriston residents to put forward their objections to a planning appeal into an application for 300 Dwellings at Parc Ceirw Quarry.

The appeal, on Wednesday at the Civic Centre, takes place after the planning committee refused the application on June 7th 2016.

The applicant, Edenstone Homes Ltd, and SI Green UK Ltd, failed to prove that the additional traffic generated by the proposal will not have an adverse effect on local congestion and safety.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies a school governor at Cwmrhydyceirw school stated: “the access to this development is already seriously congested and any further traffic would put our children who use the school at risk, it will also stop free flow of traffic to Morriston Hospital which is the main trauma unit for all of West Wales.”

The application also fails to provide sufficient affordable housing to contribute to the demonstrable need within the area, to the detriment of community regeneration and social inclusion.

Cllr Andrea Lewis stated: “there is a distinct lack of affordable housing in Morriston and the applicants seem more interested in profit not what housing is required for our community.”

The application site includes development in Cwmrhydyceirw Quarry and an area of pasture land to the south of Brodorian Drive, Enfield Close, Maes y Gwernen Drive and Maes y Gwernen Road.

To the East of the site are properties fronting on to Cwmrhydyceirw Road. To the south of the site is a railway line and tunnel, and to the west is Morriston Golf Course.

Cllr Ceri Evans said: “if this development is approved by the inspector it would mean greater pressure on Cwmrhydyceirw school which will result in loss of amenity for our children. The school is already at capacity.”

Cllr Rob Stewart said: “the quarry has a bad reputation locally ever since non-toxic wastes and other commercial and industrial waste was dumped in this Quarry.”

Cllr Yvonne Jardine added: “The local people feel let down by Natural Resources Wales for not objecting to this site for development.”

NRW believe approximately 85,000 tonnes of waste were deposited and currently remain in-situ.

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