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13th May 2019

Llantwit residents fight back against “destructive” development plans

BY: Nathan Spackman

Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight against “destructive” plans to for tree tents at Woodside Hamlet in Llantwit Major, after it was appealed to the Planning Inspectorate.

An application for outline planning permission has already been rejected by the Vale of Glamorgan Planning Committee, who described the development as “unneighbourly”.

A rally was held at the site on Friday 10th May, which was addressed by local councillors, the Woodland and Wildlife Trusts and South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies.

Mr Davies has written to the Planning Inspectorate urging them to reject the appeal, citing the ecological damage the development will cause.

He also warned of serious health and safety concerns relating to access, a lack of parking on site, and the adverse impacts on residential amenity.


Mr Davies said, “These plans for a glamping site at Woodside Hamlet would be hugely damaging, and the Planning Committee were absolutely right to refuse permission.

“Sadly, this decision has now been appealed, so it’s vital we keep up the pressure.

“If it goes ahead, the development would result in the removal of several of the 85 trees on the sites, and would cause significant habitat destruction to a number of protected species.

“There are also serious logistical issues, with a lack of parking and access to the site.

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