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Objections to new homes; NEWS IN BRIEF.

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to build affordable houses on agricultural land in the Vale of Glamorgan will come under the spotlight later this week.

Newydd Housing Association wants to build eight semi-detached affordable homes, on land at The Herberts, St Mary Church. The land was previously used as a quarry and is part of the Lower Thaw Valley Special Landscape Area.

The majority of residents at The Herberts have objected to the proposal on the grounds that the houses would be double the size of the settlement, destroying its scale and character and harming the Special Landscape Area.

The application will go before the Vale council's planning committee on Thursday.

In its submission to the committee, Llanfair Community Council says: "The council is very supportive of the principle of aff ordable housing and acknowledges the need for such property to be provided both locally and nationally.

"However, on balance, the council objects to this application recognising the objections from the 31 properties that make up the majority of The Herberts community."

However, Vale planners have recommended approval of the scheme.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 18, 2011
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