So­cial firm’s bid for 70 new homes on Gower

South Wales Evening Post - - LETTERS - RICHARD YOULE

A plan­ning doc­u­ment said: “Ini­tial dis­cus­sions with the lo­cal au­thor­ity high­ways depart­ment iden­ti­fied a strong pre­sump­tion against the site be­ing ac­cessed di­rectly from Pen­nard Road, leav­ing the most fea­si­ble op­tion as an ac­cess from Pen­nard Drive, ap­prox­i­mately mid-way be­tween the south­ern­most bend and first cul-de-sac.”

Pen­nard, which leads into South­gate, is de­scribed as “es­tate-style sub­ur­ban sprawl de­vel­oped dur­ing the 1960s and 1970s” with no ob­vi­ous cen­tre, de­spite the pres­ence of a school, shop, surgery and phar­macy.

A land­scape char­ac­ter ap­praisal on be­half of Coastal Hous­ing said the ef­fects of the de­vel­op­ment “are pred­i­cated to be lim­ited” and that the Gower Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty “will re­main un­changed”.

The field where 70 houses and flats are planned in Pen­nard, Gower and below, an artist’s im­pres­sion of how the Coastal Hous­ing es­tate would look.

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