The owners of The Old Clawdd Piggery, Bulmore Road who were recently refused permission by Newport City Council to develop the site for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes, for a gypsy pitch and for the keeping of horses are now appealing to the National Assembly against the Council’s decision.
In line with their consistent opposition to unwanted development in the town, Councillors Gail Giles and Cliff Suller have expressed opposition to the application from the outset, although Councillor Paul Huntley, as chair of planning, wasn’t in a position to comment.
The applicants were refused permission for a number of reasons. This is a summary:
a) They were not able to demonstrate that they were gypsy/travellers in accordance with WAG Circular 30/2007
b) No genuine need for accommodation has been shown
c) The site is unsustainable, is reliant on the private motor car and not well related to community facilities
d The proposed access is inadequate, and would have an adverse impact on highway safety
e) The applicant has not demonstrated that connection to to the local sewerage network cannot be achieved
f) The proposal would have an unacceptably adverse impact on rural character.
Comments on the appeal can now be sent to The Planning Inspectorate, Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or [email protected]
Quote Reference APP/G6935/A/16/3156937
A copy of the appeal documents can be inspected at the Information Station, Old Station Buildings, Queensway, Newport between 8.30am and 5.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Documents are also available at click here