March Planning Updates

Planning updates for March

The following applications have received approval.

  • 5, Old Port Road, Wenvoe. Pre-fabricated cabin to be sited in the rear garden.
  • Dyffryn Gardens. A small extension to the recently completed compost bays
  • 73, Picca Close. Infill porch to front of dwelling set below existing roof overhang
  • Former ITV Studios, Culverhouse Cross. Construction of drainage ditch


The proposed level of charges for hall hire, allotments and cemetery fees for the forthcoming year were agreed

New proposed library building. The Council are still waiting for the Welsh government to approve our grant, almost four years after the money was first applied for. Our Assembly minister Jane Hutt has been asked to intervene to see if things can be progressed.

Playgrounds. The Twyn-yr-Odyn playground is now complete. Easy access for disabled persons is being investigated. Grange playing field redevelopment is progressing. The Redrow play area now has completed paths but still requires landscape work.

The VE Day celebrations public meeting was reasonably attended not withstanding the inclement weather, being St Valentine’s day etc. The project will be carried forward by interested parties. The Council has agreed to make limited funds available to cover agreed expenses.

A near accident was reported to have occurred on the steps from Tarrws Close due to the streetlight being obstructed by fencing. The matter will be pursued with the Vale. Indiscriminate parking in Old Market was reported on.

The Council has employed a specialist company to examine the safety of gravestones in the cemetery. A number of defects were recorded in their report. Owners of the listed plots will be contacted to have the faults rectified.

Discussion on the future of the Whitehall quarry and access road area are continuing.

Possible future use of a small area of unattended land in Dyffryn were discussed.