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Council halts work on new holiday park following complaints

28 Dec 2023 2 minute read
Vale of Glamorgan Council has issued a temporary stop notice requiring the owner of land at Hayes Road, Sully to halt ground engineering works. Photo via Google

Work on a piece of land earmarked for a new holiday park has been brought to a halt following council action.

Vale of Glamorgan Council has issued a temporary stop notice requiring the owner of land at Hayes Road, Sully, to halt ground engineering works that have been taking place without planning permission.

Barry businessman, Henry Danter, revealed his intentions this year to turn the land into a new holiday park.

There are currently two planning applications in relation to the site which are yet to be determined – one is an application to site self-storage containers on the land, and another is an application for caravan and motorhome storage.

Enforcement team

The council’s planning enforcement team visited the site on Wednesday, December 20, after receiving complaints from residents.

In a statement, Vale of Glamorgan Council said: “Council officers confirmed that operational works were being undertaken on the site which require planning permission and due to the potential impact on biodiversity and archaeology which may exist at the site and potential contamination of the area are considered unacceptable.”

Vale of Glamorgan Council issued its notice on Thursday, December 21, which required the groundworks to cease immediately. This will be effective until January 18, 2024.

An enforcement notice has also been issued on the landowner, which takes effect from January 19, 2024, and requires the works to permanently cease


The council’s statement continues: “This action does not prevent the landowner from implementing the recent planning permission granted for the erection of fencing at the site. There are two other applications for planning permission at the site which are still to be determined.”

There has been opposition from some members of the local community in Sully to Mr Danter’s plans, which propose to locate the holiday park next to the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.

A petition against the scheme has so far gained more than 14,600 signatures.

Mr Danter, who is the man behind Barry Island Pleasure Park, said in a recent video posted on the Barry Island Pleasure Park Facebook page that it was his intention to eventually turn the site into either a caravan park, log cabin park or “something to do with the tourist trade”.

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5 months ago

Why do so many people think obtaining planning permission is beneath their ‘dignity’?
Could it be that the penalties for such behaviour are too trivial, or have there been too many retrospective permissions granted in the past?

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
5 months ago
Reply to  Erisian

Because some people have a mentality of “it’s my land and I can do what I like”.

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