Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Great Day for Wales!

At the planning meeting at Pontllanfraith this evening, Caerphilly planning councillors voted almost unanimously to reject the application for enabling development. The main reason throughout was that they did not want to see their heritage being swallowed up in a housing scheme in the countryside.

The application was 'deferred for refusal' which means that the Chief Planning Officer will list the reasons why the application was rejected and bring it to the Planning Committee again at the end of January for the final confirmation.

It was a wonderful experience to hear the councillors express their determination to save our national heritage and preserve the environment and all of us in Caerphilly Borough must feel that we are very well served by them.

Only four of us made it to the Penllwyn Manor afterwards. It was a quite horrible night, windy, showery and of course dark and it was good to see those who managed to turn up at the meeting at all.

We now have to think about the next stage, namely developing our scheme for consolidation and looking for financial support for this.

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