Thursday, 14 May 2009
Comments on the Conwy LDP Proposals: by a Concerned Abergele Resident
We have received a huge amount of support in way of emails, telephone calls and personal messages from the residents of Abergele. We thought it would be good to publish some of the messages received. We plan to do this on an ongoing basis as the campaign develops. Here is the first:-
Conwy County is a beautiful area, and residents enjoy quality of life and environment, the beautiful views it affords, and feelings of security.
So what has Abergele done to be treated as shabbily as the Council are doing with the LDP?
There has been no effective publicity about meetings where we can have our say – newspapers and the library are the only way this has been publicised according to the documents I have read on the County Council website. As a result, we are presented with a fait accompli.
It seems we are stuck with an LDP which promises to take away our children’s football fields, destroys the walks and scenery that the outskirts of Abergele and the hills around us are known for, gives freedom to build housing estates even when a proven case doesn't exist in addition to a bypass which we don’t need. All of this creates security worries which I am sure will make people leave their homes over. By giving freedom of the town and surrounding district to travellers, which we don’t have to seek evidence of undesirability for – there are enough recent and current news reports to give evidence of the disturbance on peoples’ lives that this will cause.
I also believe that even some Town and County Councillors were not even kept up to date with the plan. This isn’t democracy. We must have a well advertised Public Meeting to let the people of Abergele have their say about this destruction of our quality of life and environment.
A Concerned Abergele Resident