Images of new accommodation for Ukranian evacuees in Llantwit Major released
Images have been released showing what a new site for Ukrainian refugees in Llantwit Major will look like.
Vale of Glamorgan Council confirmed in January that the site of the former Eagleswell Primary School on Eagleswell Road will house 90 temporary accommodation units for people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Work on the site, which will be made up of single bedroom and four-bedroom family units, is expected to commence this month.
The leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Lis Burnett, said it is not possible to say for certain how long the accommodation units will be needed.
Cllr Burnett said: “A range of alternative locations were considered, owned by both the Council and private individuals, but this was deemed most suitable for a number of reasons.
“Its size means it can significantly address the accommodation needs of those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, it already has facilities such as a water supply, drainage and electricity so can be developed quickly, and it is in close proximity to public services and transport.
“These units are not permanent structures so can be moved to another location in the future.
“The development on Eagleswell Road will be carefully designed, well presented and resemble a traditional housing estate.”
The council has used its permitted Development Rights to commence work on the scheme. Permitted Development Rights allow certain types of developments to take place without planning permission.
In order to maintain the use of the site for temporary accommodation beyond the duration of the Permitted Development Rights, the council will need to submit a planning application.
Some residents in the area raised concerns about the potential increase in pressure on local services and the perceived lack of consultation over the plans.
New medical centre
There have also been calls for the site to eventually be developed as a new medical centre.
Cllr Burnett added: “The units are built to exacting design standards that surpass traditional levels for quality.
“The contractor is close to completing the design stage of the project, with the Council providing extensive feedback on landscaping, ecology and drainage.
“Design images of the development can be viewed on the Council website, while hard images are available by visiting the Llantwit Major Town Council offices.
“The future long-term use of this site is also being discussed amid calls within the community for a new medical centre.
“Conversations have taken place and will continue with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board over the possibility of utilising part of this site for that purpose.”
The development is expected to be completed before the end of the year and there is potential to make some of the temporary homes available as soon as this summer.
The scheme will be funded through the Council’s Housing Business Plan and financial support from Welsh Government.
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And for the native Homeless? I’m sick of seeing Our own people get abandoned while we lay the yellow and blue carpet out for those who’s government brought it upon themselves…by lying and going against their word, oh, and also attacking ethnic Russians in The east. The Minsk Agreements anyone?!
It’s not a zero-sum game, there should be enough provisions to support local homeless and refugees. If we’re able to move refugees safely and quickly into the community, then we might even be able to use this new accommodation for local vulnerable people.
By creating welcoming and progressive societies, acknowledging that it takes work when new people join to get through challenges, then we can boost our population, boost numbers of people paying taxes and boost earnings for our Senedd to invest in infrastructure. This is needed in steps towards independence.
P.s. what is the homeless population of Llantwit Major?
Would you feel the same way if Welsh local authorities started donating to the victims of the Turkey/Syria earthquake?
Ofcourse I wouldn’t. The EarthQuake wasn’t a man made disaster. Ukraine is, at best down to not being able to communicate, at worst it’s done to ethnically cleanse Ukraine of the Ethnic Russians. If Cymru gained its independence and started to bombard Ethnic English who live in within…you can bet England would do exactly what Russia are doing.
UN Charter…. “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state” If what you say is true then I don’t condone it. But that is not the fault of the Ukrainian refugees, and neither does it justify invading a sovereign country, making matters 10 times worse. Do you think Russia would tolerate it if a foreign power went in to liberate Chechnya? Or if China in regards to the Xinjiang camps? If Marine Le Pen won power and started persecuting non-whites, would that give… Read more »
These aren’t economic migrants, they’re fleeing a war in which their country is being shredded. Hopefully for their sake it’ll only be a temporary measure. We know the causes of the Welsh housing crisis, and the blame doesn’t lie with the Ukrainian refugees. This isn’t a case of colonisation, it’s a case of helping people who are from outside Wales in their hour of need.
‘Riki’ doesnt exist….he’s a far right troll…..trying to reason with fake profile putin stooges like that is pointless
‘brought it upon themselves’? Er Ukraine didnt ask for its territorial sovereignty to be violated or ask for thousands of its civilians to be slaughtered by the war criminal putin and his wagner squads. PS. in case you hadnt noticed many of ‘our own people’ were struggling long before the gangster putin invaded ukraine