September Planning Updates

The following applications have been approved.

 10, Walston Road, Reduce Copper Beech by 40%

 1, Wenvoe Close, Existing driveway to be widened to provide additional off road parkingplanningupdate

 37, Old Port Road, Remove existing rear conservatory. Convert existing garage into storage and habitable room – part of new side/rear extension. Two storey side/rear extension and single storey rear glass conservatory; new porch

 7, St Andrews Road, Demolish existing outbuildings and replace them with new outbuildings. Extend the main property at the rear

Solar Farm, Waycock Road, Barry Discharge of Condition 17 – Road Survey. Construction of solar photovoltaic park with attendant infrastructure at Cwm Derwyn Farm, Weycock Road, Barry

The following applications hav been refused

 Land at Former Bus Depot Site, Chapel Terrace, Twyn Yr Odyn, Demolition of existing buildings and residential redevelopment of land to deliver 15 affordable homes (resubmission) Refused due the site not having safe access for pedestrians or cyclists.


Wenvoe Manor, Port Road East, Outline permission for 2 detached dwellings in front garden Refused the proposal represents an unjustified and unacceptable new residential development in an unsustainable countryside location.

Road works – Work on Port Road between Brooklands Terrace and Culverhouse Cross will result in a temporary restriction to traffic wishing to turn right from and to Brooklands Terrace and St Lythans Road/Old Port Road by St Lythans Park. Diverted traffic will have to use Culverhouse Cross and Quarry Road roundabouts during this period. The work in this area is not expected to be 100% complete until early February 2017.

The Council awaits the results of the recent traffic survey of vehicles using Old Port Road.



The Vale has decided to remove one of the four pine trees in Grange Avenue and reduce the height and spreading limbs of the other three trees.

Work in Nant Isaf and at the south end of Old Port Road from Port Road to Rectory Close are for extensions to the cycle paths into the village.

The Council agreed to install a defibulator at the Community Centre on the external wall making it readily available for use in an emergency. Additional locations for additional machines within the community will be investigated.

Another water leak on the supply pipework to the allotments under the playing field has been repaired and one of the water troughs replaced.

The Community Centre main hall and leisure room were repainted over he summer period. It has been agreed to sand and repaint the main hall floor. It is intended to time repairs to cause minimum disruption to hall users.

A small cash grant from the Vale will enable the Council to replace the Brooklands Terrace notice board and continue some rebuilding work of the allotment wall.

The Community Survey is still under way. If you have not completed a survey yet there are forms available in the Springfield Store, library and Community Centre or complete the form on line at or Please complete by Monday 3rd October. There was a positive response from the public at the stand during the Village Show. We are interested to know what you would like o see in the area to make the Community an even better location to live in.