Thank you to everyone who signed this petition. It was an important tool in the campaign against the development here. I'm happy to say that the Council Planning Committee have now rejected this proposal and we have now got a Tree Preservation Order in place too. Happy days. Thank you all / Diolch.
The proposed development outlined in the planning application is an over development of the small wooded site. This would be a 4 storey structure, a restaurant for over 130 customers, a takeaway, and encorporate 25 units of 1 and 2 bed accommodation. The scale is disproportionate and the parking amenities proposed insufficient, amounting to just 17 spaces (plus two disabled). It would likely cause loss of parking on Sackville Road to accommodate the entrance and safe flow of traffic, further reducing the parking provision of users.
The development will increase traffic and pedestrian footfall in the immediate area of the ASDA roundabout which is a section of arterial highway prone to congestion and of which the strain of the supermarket development has yet to be seen in practice.
The amenity for the proposed residents is of a poor standard.
There are several other sites far suited to flat developments in the city for which planning has been approved. We therefore do not consider this over development to be necessary for the provision.
The full plans can be seen here: http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=C12/0059/11/LL&theTabNo=3
You can also object to the proposals online here: http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/wphmakerep.displayURL?ApnID=C12/0059/11/LL
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