Residents urged to have say on local development

NIA Griffith MP, along with local residents and councillors from Bynea, Bryn and Llangennech, are urging everyone to speak up and get their views on the Local Development Plan (LDP) in to Carmarthenshire County Council by the deadline of 5pm on 8th February.

The LDP, which designates the areas for future development and those to be kept as green belt, is drawn up by the County Council and will influence planning decisions for the next decade.

During the process, landowners and developers submit candidate sites that they want to see designated for development, and then the public have a few weeks to submit any objections and comments.

County councillors Deryk Cundy and Gary Jones and community councillors Steve and Michelle Donaghue and Jacqueline Seward are working with Llanelli’s MP and the group Stop Overdeveloping Bryn and Bynea (SOBB) to encourage residents to submit their views on the LDP candidate sites.

Valuing green space: Nia Griffith MP

Nia Griffith MP said: “Huge thanks to local residents who have drawn attention to the vast area across Bryn and Bynea which has been requested for development in the Local Development Plan.

“We can all understand why developers are attracted to this beautiful area, but we should also value green space and current residents’ quality of life and beware of all the problems that will plague us from over-development without adequate infrastructure.

“I know many Hendy residents have been very active in responding to the LDP, and I would urge people across the County to go online and look at the candidate development sites in their areas.”

Bynea councillor Deryk Cundy said, “As the local councillor for Bynea, I have already objected to sites and together with local residents we are organising two drop-in sessions where we will have laptops available for residents to see the proposals for their area and submit their responses.

“These drop-in sessions will be in Bryn Hall 6.30pm to 9pm on Friday 1st February and in Trallwm Hall 9.30am to 11am on Saturday 2nd February. Do come along and have your say.”

Cllr Gary Jones, who represents Llangennech, added, “The status of sites on the Local Development Plan will determine whether future planning applications will be approved or refused so it is vital that residents have their say before the plan is finalised.”

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