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'Footbridge does not mean park parking'.

ASSURANCES have been given that the construction of a PS2m footbridge is "absolutely not" a sign car parking will be introduced at a popular Pontypridd park.

Members of the Ynysangharad War Memorial Park cabinet committee wanted to make sure the public is aware there are no plans to bring car parking to the park because of the construction of the new footbridge, which is part of the Taff Vale Development.

Committee chairman and deputy leader of Labour-run Rhondda Cynon Taf council, Maureen Webber, said there had been rumours on social media about car parking being brought to the park, but insisted this would not be the case.

She said: "There will be no parking in the park. The footbridge will be an added advantage for pedestrian usage."

She said the building at the proposed landing site which is set to be demolished under the plans is an "eyesore" and the footbridge would be "beneficial".

Councillor Steve Powderhill, Labour, said: "We have to make the public aware that this is going to make the park second to none.

"It is absolutely not for car parking."

He said the park is something they can be proud of.

Cllr Webber added that some trees would have to be felled but that they could look at a programme of replanting.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 14, 2018
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