September 20, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

A DECISION on whether to approve building houses on a village green in the Vale of Glamorgan has been delayed.

Vale of Glamorgan council is applying for planning permission to build four houses and six flats on a village green in Bonvilston.

The plans have caused local opposition from residents who say they use the green regularly and there is little alternative open space in the village.

Councillors on the planning committee voted to defer the application at a meeting on Wednesday, September 1, as they couldn’t come up with a reason to refuse permission.

The ten homes would be built on the village green north of Maes-Y-Ffynon, and would be classed as for social rent. Villagers had applied to legally protect the land by registering it as a village green, but this was rejected.

The local community council also asked to buy the land from the Vale council, but this too was turned dow