Comment for planning application 2019/00871/OUT

Land at Model Farm, Port Road, Rhoose
Hybrid application comprising an outline application for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of 44.75ha Class B1/B2/B8 Business Park, car parking, landscaping, drainage infrastructure, ecological mitigation and ancillary works (all matters reserved aside from access) within Area A and a full application for change of use from agricultural land to country park (Use Class D2) within Area B.
Case Officer

Ms Emily Forbes
Barry Town Council,Town Hall,King Square,Barry
Type of Comment
Strong Objection The objections previously raised remain which are as following: - The proposals would generate increased and unacceptable traffic levels, leading to congestion particularly on local roads. - There appears to be a lack of phasing programme within the application. - The project appears purely speculative, with currently no identifiable tenants. - The proposals do not appear to have adequately assessed the implications for the local environment. - The project does not appear to be initiated or led by the key site activity/occupier i.e Cardiff Airport. This reinforces the speculative nature of the proposals. - The proposed extension of Porthkerry Park - who funds this proposal and who maintains in future - this is not explained. - There appears to be poor linkage between pedestrian routes and cycleways in the proposals. Also question mark regarding the practicality of walking to the site via local roads on Porthkerry Park. - The loss of a productive farm is not acceptable. - The construction of new build on green field land is not acceptable. The Council should be directing development to existing Brownfield sites e.g Llandow Airfield and former Dow Corning land. - The unacceptable and ill-times traffic surveys - not undertaken at peak periods. - The proposal appear at odds with the objectives and sentiments of The Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, to the detriment of the people of Barry and local rural villages. - The proposals appear dysfunctional in travel/transport terms with heavy reliance upon private motor vehicles. There are limited proposals for improving public transport in terms of buses of rail passengers/freight.
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