In May of this year, 2019, Legal and General (Strategic Land) Ltd, released their plans to build a 45ha Business Park on land at Port Road, Rhoose, adjacent to Cardiff Airport; the current site of Model Farm.
The Business Park proposes Class B1, B2 and B8 floorspace for businesses, ample car parking, landscaping, and drainage infrastructure and biodiversity enhancement through the gifting of land to Vale of Glamorgan Council to extend Porthkerry Country Park.
It has been touched on by both Legal and General (Strategic Land) Ltd, RPS Group and the original Local Development Plan that this development may be a phased project taking years to complete.
This area is currently inaccessible by car and it is proposed that access will be provided via a new arm of the existing Port Road Roundabout which links Barry to the wider Vale.
RPS Group (planners for the proposed site), are promising that ‘It will provide high quality offices, light industrial and warehousing and distribution units in a unique setting.’
Recently, I caught up with all parties that have an investment in this development to get their opinions on the proposed business park.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council were unable to comment directly on the proposed plans as the application has already been put in for planning consent. However, the Council did release the below statement in response to other interviews put forward by Bro Radio.
A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson said: “The Council has received a planning application from Legal and General for this site, which has been identified for a business park in our Local Development Plan.
“This application has yet to be determined and will be considered in exactly the same way as any other. The views of all interested parties will be taken into account, all letters of representation will be fully considered and due regard paid to any factors relating to transport and the environment.”
Samantha Campbell is a producer for the Vale this Week, which airs Wednesday night from 6pm on Bro Radio. Samantha also writes online content for special events in the Vale of Glamorgan.