May Planning Updates
The following applications have been approved.
• Development of 12 dwellings and infrastructure behind the rectory have been approved. Planning permission had previously been granted, the new application was mainly to change the design and layout of the properties.
• Redrow development. Approval for the retention of a conservatory on plot 4 (a show house).
• The erection of a tempory sales cabin at the entrance to the Redrow development off Port Road.
• St Annes, Old Port Road. Work on trees.
• 14A Walston Road. Construction of a dormer extension to the rear and replacement of the garage doors with French doors.
The application by Starbucks for a drive through unit at Brooklands Retail Park has been refused on the grounds that it would considerably reduce the level of parking available to serve the existing units resulting in traffic congestion.
Highways – No further feedback from Vale Highways concerning traffic and other issues.
Library – Still no response form the Welsh Government concerning our application for a Rural Regeneration grant.
Church hall – A meeting between the church and the council working party has been arranged for April 26th.
Police matters – There was a burglary recently at the Grange estate, when a house, which was
occupied, was entered at night and belongings and two cars taken. The police stress that it is very important to report any suspicious activities, including cars, in the neighbourhood to 101. All crimes are reported on the South Wales Police website.
The PCSOs reported that scams, mainly by phone, are on the increase. It is most important that elderly and vulnerable neighbours are given support dealing with unexpected phone calls. The police recommend subscribing to schemes such as Call Guardian, operated by BT, and Call Safe by Talktalk. These schemes answer an incoming call by asking for the caller’s name; if it is not given, the call is refused.
Annual General Meeting – The community council AGM will be held on May 10th.