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Council to put itself forward to develop huge housing scheme

03 Jun 2024 2 minute read
The Upper Cosmeston Farm site

Ted Peskett Local Democracy Reporter

A council is set to put itself forward as part of a partnership to build hundreds of new homes near a popular beauty spot.

Cabinet members of Vale of Glamorgan Council are being asked to note a report this week which shows the proposed partnership’s intention to submit a bid to the Welsh Government to acquire and develop the land at Upper Cosmeston Farm, which is  earmarked for 576 homes.


The partnership, which will be made up of Vale of Glamorgan Council, Newydd Housing Association, United Welsh Housing Association and Edenstone Homes will put itself forward to build all of the housing on site. This will include the 50% of the total planned housing that will be made up of affordable housing.  Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet members will meet on Thursday, June 6 to discuss the report.

Plans for the 567 home development were approved by the council’s planning committee in March 2024. Concerns about the development were raised at the planning committee meeting by a county councillor representing Sully, Cllr Kevin Mahoney, who said it will put pressure on services in an area which is already “chock-a-block”.

Cllr Mahoney went on to say there are no places at schools, dentists and  GP surgeries and that road infrastructure in the area is “falling to pieces”.

He added: “We know full well that the road can’t take any more traffic.”

An artist’s impression of the area of the proposed Upper Cosmeston Farm development where the Grade II listed farm house is located

The site, located off Lavernock Road and near Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, will also eventually include a primary school, public open space and other community facilities.


One planning officer at that same meeting, Rob Lankshear, said there is an opportunity for health service issues to be catered for on site in the future.

He also said the plans have been highly scrutinised and off-site improvements to local road infrastructure have also been recommended.

The Welsh Government put the land up for sale at the end of 2023 – a move approved by the then Welsh minister for climate change, Julie James.

The deadline to submit bids to the Welsh Government for the land is midday on June 7, 2024.

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Alice Lander
Alice Lander
11 hours ago

More housing for globalist Labour to destroy the green belt

William Robson
William Robson
10 hours ago

Most councils have a high opinion of themselves.
modt councils do not have a clue about managing money, their solution to shortfalls is put up council,tax.
modt councils could not organise a night out in a facility that produces alcohol.
would anyone trust these people to plan and execute a large development.
I’m think this needs to be left to the competent.
it is time wales had one planning department abiding by one set of rules
leave building to builders and planning to architects
council tax payers cannot afford to fund the councils mistakes.

Why vote
Why vote
2 hours ago

Don’t forget to leave 20% of the land for trees and re-wilding or that would be ironic, it is a farm at the moment required for carbon capture according to the senedd, fill it full of trees.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
4 minutes ago

Polite request. Instead of ‘Council’, in your headlines could you please put the name of the council?

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