A Llangennech County Councillor has expressed his concerns regarding a planning application (S/35265) at Gypsy Lane near Llangennech. The application for proposed change of use of land for the stationing of up to six caravans for residential purposes, including formation of an access road and landscaping have been submitted on behalf of Scarlets and Wales player Samson Lee. It is claimed the caravans will be used for Mr Lee’s immediate family.
County Councillor Gary Jones said that he had no problem with the application however, he was concerned about the bypass traffic. Cllr Jones said: “With the recent Morlais application, and more houses in Bynea etc, the residents of Talycun are concerned with crossing the bypass near them.
“We need to focus on the traffic problems for the bypass, any new developments have a huge impact here. Recent applications for the housing development in Bynea and the Recycling plant at the Morlais Colliery will make congestion worse. There are land clearances by the council in Ty Plas Isaf and rumours of farming land sold by the rugby field. Residents at Talyclun are concerned that they have trouble exiting their estate, both by car and on foot. There is a lack of a pavement on the one side of the road. I spoke to Samson Lee, and he stated that he intends the site for his immediate family only and not for any business purpose.”
The Planning Committee are meeting at 2pm today. Officers have recommended passing the application.
Update: It has been confirmed that Carmarthenshire County Council have granted planning permission to Mr. Lee for the siting of six traveller caravans for residential purposes on land at Gypsy Lane near Llangennech in Llanelli.