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Minister approves farm site sale for development of 500 new homes

17 Nov 2023 2 minute read
The Upper Cosmeston Farm site

Climate Change Minister Julie James has approved the proposed sale of the Upper Cosmeston Farm site for a residential development of more than 500 new homes.

Proposals for the site will be required to meet what are described as “new and demanding net zero carbon living standards”.

More than 500 new homes will be built on the plot, with a requirement for 50% to be affordable to support the government’s commitment to deliver 20,000 affordable homes by 2026.

Development of the land owned by the Welsh Government was established in the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan and will also see a new primary school, public open spaces, an active travel route and community facilities also being constructed.

Climate emergency

Climate Change Minister Julie James said: “The Welsh Government has a central role in addressing the climate emergency in Wales and we must lead by example in residential developments.

“We have been working closely with the Vale of Glamorgan on the development proposals for Upper Cosmeston Farm to ensure they meet the objectives I have previously laid out to deliver wider housing and social benefits.

“We are committed to creating a greener, stronger and fairer Wales and would encourage bidders to be innovative and go beyond the objectives set out to create beautiful homes and places that are high quality, energy efficient, low carbon and sustainable.”

The disposal is being managed on behalf of the Welsh Government by international property consultancy, Savills.


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GARETH WESTACOTT
GARETH WESTACOTT
6 months ago

So sad. More of our best agricultural land disappearing under concrete and tarmac.

Paul
Paul
6 months ago

Really? I’ve not seen anything growing or grazing in these particular fields for years. I hope that the development will reopen the old Penarth Sully rail line to walkers and cyclists..it should be a condition of the planning agreement to do so.

Huwy
Huwy
6 months ago

Stop building on green fields FFS.

Peter
Peter
6 months ago

The Welsh government cannot keep complaining that there are not enough homes in Wales and then not build them, when they are the ones that own the land and grant the permission.Of course they could always blame Westminster.

Jeff
Jeff
6 months ago

The Vale huh. Make them 80% affordable and 100%green

Jon
Jon
6 months ago

Most of the vale of Glamorgan farm land is being turn in to housing estates how do we feed the extra people ( 3 dairy farms have gone fro just this area in the last 10 years)that are going to live there . the roads can’t take any more traffic there’s a rubbish bus service there’s no trains near by
Who ever passed this latest building disgusting disaster needs kicking out

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