July Planning Updates

Planning updates.

The following applications have been approved.

• 22, Rectory Close, Single storey rear extension and two storey front extension

• Yr Ysgubor, St. Lythans Road, St. Lythans. Decommissioning existing domestic cesspit and installing either a new septic tank or a new domestic package sewage treatment plant and all associated drainage fields within the confines of the rear garden

• The Croft, Burdens Hill Lane, Front/side extension with raising of roof ridge height and construction of a detached garage


If you are interested in obtaining an allotment you need to contact the Clerk to the Council;. Tel. 20591139

The village litter pick-up was attended by approximately 17 people who collected a number of bags of rubbish. It is a shame that within a few days some people were once again dropping their rubbish around the community.

The Church has confirmed they do not wish to accept the Community Council’s offer for the future maintenance of the church hall.

The Welsh Assembly are now indicating that due to shortage of staff and resources it could be another couple of months before a formal decision is made on our grant application for the new library building.

Following a survey of the difficulties created for through traffic by car parking at school times the traffic management division are proposing the introduction of a no parking restriction on the west side of Old Port Road from the school to the north turning to Gwenfo Drive at school arrival and departure times. To help enforce the restriction the area will be included in the traffic wardens’ areas of supervision. This proposal is subject to a legal traffic order which take time to become enforceable.

The Vale are about to alter the local rubbish collection. Households will be limited to two black bags of general rubbish every fortnight. There will be exceptions ie those with large families or who have a large quantity of medical rubbish etc. The aim is to encourage people only to use black bags for items that can not be recycled. The Vale will be consulting the public over how the public would like to see the introduction of sorted recycling which is a requirement being imposed by the Welsh Assembly. Co-mingled recycling is to be phased out. A new transfer station is to be constructed at Atlantic Wharf.

To help meet shortfalls in the Vale budget, car parking charges will be introduced across the Vale at public parking areas. Shopping area car parks will have a free first two hours, similar to a number Cardiff parking areas, and many shopping street areas will be limited to 30 minutes parking.