Local MP Alun Cairns is ‘thrilled’ at the Vale Council’s decision to pause the supermarket development of the Cowbridge Cattle Market site.
In a statement released last week, the Council has said “it will take time to fully consider community opinion before progressing any plans for the former Cowbridge Livestock Market site.”
The Vale MP stated that ‘neither residents nor traders were consulted on this development back in February and I am pleased to see that the Council will now take our thoughts and feelings into consideration going forward. We believe only through proper consultation can any plan progress.’
Alun Cairns added, ‘this shows that community led campaign do have an effect on Council policy and I hope this will continue into the future’.
The Council released a statement to say that it was to ‘take time to reflect on some alternative potential uses for the land and ensure communities views are assessed’.
Coordinator of the local campaign group ‘Keep Cowbridge Special’ Mandy Davies is also ‘delighted’ at the news that the Vale Council have decided to delay the marketing of the Cattle Market site for a supermarket development.
Mandy Davies, the Coordinator of the campaign group, which is made up of local traders, town Councillors and residents said, ‘we are thrilled that the Vale Council has listened to our concerns regarding the development and has decided to reflect and pause its plan in order to enable consultations and discussions to bring about an outcome that will benefit Cowbridge, our traders and the local community.’