77 Land to the South of Llanrwst Road, Upper Colwyn Bay

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Object

Candidate Site Register

Representation ID: 27686

Received: 13/09/2019

Respondent: Simon Glanville

Representation Summary:

Site sits in green wedge - setup to stop coalescence & to safeguard urban encroachment.

Full text:

I do not believe that site 77 constitutes appropriate development with the scope of the RLDP and I would lobby for its removal from the preferred strategy. I would observe that:

-The site sits entirely on agricultural pastures within Conwy's Green Wedge which was implemented to prevent the coalescence of Colwyn Bay and Bryn-Y-Maen

-Any development would encroach upon what is currently open countryside. A key purpose of these fields being listed within the county's Green Wedge is to safeguard against urban encroachment.

-The sites form an important local landscape feature cited by CCBC as contributing to the wider landscape character of the area. Protection of the site would safeguard important views across to Bryn Pydew Obelisk, The Great Orme, Puffin Island and Anglesey.

-CCBC itself states a general presumption against development in an area of this type as it is "inappropriate in relation to the purpose of the designation". Further the most recent RLDP documents explain that "development should not be granted planning permission except in "very exceptional circumstances" and that the construction of new buildings in a green wedge "is inappropriate development" unless it justified rural enterprise needs; essential facilities for outdoor sport, cemeteries or other uses of land which maintain the openness of the green wedge. I would suppose that the site proposers do not indeed to meet these development criteria.

-Given that the area to the north of the green wedge is almost exclusively made-up of large detached 4-6 bedroom houses, it seems unlikely that any commercial developer would address the specific housing needs of the RLDP opting perhaps instead for single large dwellings.

-Llanwrst Road at this point narrows to a (reasonably dangerous) 'pinch-point' inasmuch that it is a steep single track dark bend in the road. I do not believe the highway at this location is suitable and safe for additional traffic.

-There are more suitable brown-field locations included in the RLDP which could be redeveloped to allow preservation of the area's green wedge.

Object

Candidate Site Register

Representation ID: 27700

Received: 14/09/2019

Respondent: Bridget Osborne

Representation Summary:

The road here has stunning views over the Conwy and Puffin Island. It is extremely narrow and traffic comes into the town very fast whilst other cars slow down to look at the view (especially the tourists). There are also many dog walkers, coming up from the Heights and down from the RSPCA and Hafoty Bryn Boarding kennels. Building on this land will deprive tourists of an amazing viewpoint, whilst making driving along this road even more hazardous. It will also encroach on the green space separating the town of Colwyn Bay from the hamlet of Bryn y Maen.

Full text:

The road here has stunning views over the Conwy and Puffin Island. It is extremely narrow and traffic comes into the town very fast whilst other cars slow down to look at the view (especially the tourists). There are also many dog walkers, coming up from the Heights and down from the RSPCA and Hafoty Bryn Boarding kennels. Building on this land will deprive tourists of an amazing viewpoint, whilst making driving along this road even more hazardous. It will also encroach on the green space separating the town of Colwyn Bay from the hamlet of Bryn y Maen.

Object

Candidate Site Register

Representation ID: 27838

Received: 18/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Patrick Hamilton-Hunter

Representation Summary:

These comments apply equally to Nos 9 & 110. The B5113 (Llanrwst Road) is particularly narrow with several "pinch points" between Nos 196 and 230 involving 2 blind bends where vehicles regularly have to squeeze past or reverse. I feel that the additional traffic generated by these possible developments would lead to many more such incidents. Additionally, access to Llanrwst Road from any of these sites would be far from ideal.

Full text:

These comments apply equally to Nos 9 & 110. The B5113 (Llanrwst Road) is particularly narrow with several "pinch points" between Nos 196 and 230 involving 2 blind bends where vehicles regularly have to squeeze past or reverse. I feel that the additional traffic generated by these possible developments would lead to many more such incidents. Additionally, access to Llanrwst Road from any of these sites would be far from ideal.

Object

Candidate Site Register

Representation ID: 27915

Received: 20/09/2019

Respondent: mrs clare azurza

Representation Summary:

there is a large risk that houses built set a precedent for a pattern of development outside the heights development boundary and a long term over expansion of an area which does not have the transport infra structure to cope with the housing types you are looking to address ie affordable and accessible.
there would be a loss of amenity for current community, especially to the elderly, children and disabled and greater danger to them due to increased traffic generation which is inevitable due to being very limited transport links

Full text:

there is a large risk that houses built set a precedent for a pattern of development outside the heights development boundary and a long term over expansion of an area which does not have the transport infra structure to cope with the housing types you are looking to address ie affordable and accessible.
there would be a loss of amenity for current community, especially to the elderly, children and disabled and greater danger to them due to increased traffic generation which is inevitable due to being very limited transport links