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Councillors object to new housing development

Created on 17/10/2020 @ 09:52
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Community councillors in Abermule will object to a proposal to build 32 new homes in the village.

They say it will cause traffic problems in the village.

The proposal is for a mixture of mews, semi-detached and detached houses provided with adequate amenity space and parking facilities and includes six affordable homes.

Cllr Richard Jerman said: “We’re not against housing but it does need to be done right so that it’s not detrimental to existing residents.”

Council Chairman, Cllr Jane Rees, said: “Council objects to this application for the following reasons.

“Applicant has not addressed the responses from the consultation process which was not carried out to the Welsh Government best practice.”

“Their proposed improvement for the junction off the B4386 on to the C2052 due to it’s extremely close proximity to the railway crossing is inadequate, and will not resolve the issue of traffic backing up over the railway crossing.

“Proposed priority traffic over the Mule river bridge gives no indication as to which way this will operate.

“The increase in traffic, and the inevitable congestion created by this development poses and unacceptable risk to both road users and pedestrians.”

Cllr Rees added that the pavement width along the C2052 would not allow people to pass one another “let alone” pushchairs or wheelchairs.

She added that the proposal to divert the C2052 road would create and “unacceptable risk to residents,” as it is se lorries and agricultural vehicles drive through the estate.

Cllr Rees said that she would send the objection statement to all councillors and the clerk, Gwilym Rippon.

“You can check it through and see if your happy before it’s submitted”, said Cllr Rees.


By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporting Service



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