Active Travel Consultation – 11th Sept

The Vale of Glamorgan is holding a consultation day at The Gathering Place, St Athan to look at how active travel can be promoted in the area.  This is in line with the Welsh Governments Active Travel (Wales) Act.

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 is landmark Welsh law to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in Wales. The Act requires Welsh ministers to publish annual reports on the amount of active travel journeys are made in Wales. The annual report also updates on progress of the Act’s implementation since it began on 25 September 2014.The Act – which is considered to be a world first – makes it a legal requirement for local authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for active travel, and to build and improve their infrastructure for walking and cycling every year. It creates new duties for highways authorities to consider the needs of walkers and cyclists and make better provision for them. It also requires both the Welsh Government and local authorities to promote walking and cycling as a mode of transport

However, this would also be a good chance to meet the team that can help with local road safety issues, which in the St Athan Community Council consultation earlier this year was a big draw back to residents walking and cycling in the area.

For your information – link to Active Travel website which may be useful prior to the consultation in The Gathering Place St Athan on Monday 11th September 1pm to 6.30pm.

http://gov.wales/topics/transport/walking-cycling/activetravelact/?lang=en and activetravel@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Major Planning Applications

Two major planning applications have been submitted or re-submitted to The Vale of Glamorgan that relate to the St Athan area.

The first is re-submission of plans to build 300 dwellings on Land off Cowbridge Road, St Athan between Eglwys Brewis and The Gathering Place, if residents wish to comment on this application or wish to re-comment, please follow link to Vale of Glamorgan Planning Register, to see all applications, or direct to application ref.  2016/01427/OUT

The second is for the Welsh Governments proposal for a ‘Northern Access Road’  a new road between Picketston Gate (Super Hanger entrance) and the B4265 just North of the Boverton traffic lights. Application Ref for more information is 2017/00564/FUL

It is important that if you have previously commented on this proposals either through the pre-planning consultation stage or during a previous application that you re-submit you comments to these current applications.

Report on results of Community Survey on Speeding and Road Safety.

The Community Council have released a report on the finding from the various work that has been done, looking into the Communities concerns regarding ‘Speeding and Road Safety’ in and around the St Athan area.  This report will now be circulated to the Vale of Glamorgan Highways,  Road Safety Officer, the Chief Inspector of South Wales Police and our local MP and AM’s.      Report of Speeding and Road Safety Survey St Athan March 2017

Local Elections 4th May 2017

Would you like a role in supporting your local community?
Have you thought of becoming a community or town councillor?
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Community and town councillors are elected by the people in the local community and are responsible to them. As a councillor you will represent the views of local people and make decisions on a variety of issues concerning the community. You will also have the opportunity to contribute occupational or personal skills and expertise.

Town and Community Councillor – Nomination Forms & Guidance:

  1. Candidate contact information form
  2. Agent contact information form
  3. Nomination paper*    (Note: nomination forms must be in by 4th April)
  4. Withdrawal of candidate paper

*When completing the nomination paper please ensure you complete and return the following:-

  • Consent to nomination
  • Certificate of Authorisation (if standing for a political party)
  • Request for a party emblem paper (if standing for a political party)

St Athan Speeding Road Safety Questionnaire – Extended close date

St Athan Speeding & Road Safety Questionnaire – Having been approached by an increasing number of residents’ regarding concerns and complaints on the speed of traffic through St Athan Village, in particular in the area of the zebra crossing, Gileston Crossing and more recently the question on a ‘safe route to school’ using the Eglwys Brewis Rd, also following on from a recent ‘Creative Rural Communities’ community survey, in which this was a top topic.

The St Athan Community Council are working with the Vale of Glamorgan Highways Department to review the current situation and to look for any solutions, should they be proven to be necessary.

To aid this exercise we very much would like to obtain more opinions from our community. To help with our survey we have compiled an questionnaire which is available on-line if you follow the following link.  Take part in Survey  Closing date for responses is 1st March 2017 – we have extended this until Saturday 4th March 2017.

We have already had a great response, with very constructive comments, so thank you to all those that have taken part so far, please spread the word.

Paper versions of this survey are now available from St Athan Library, Londis, and The Gathering Place..

Many thanks to all of those that have taken part so far – we have decided to extend the closing date until Saturday 4th March for last minute submissions.

Tathan Hall (Balfour House) proposal 7 flats & 10 Dwellings

As part of the new mandatory pre-application consultation exercise for planning applications for major development, a consultation has begun on a proposal for 7 flats and 10 dwellings for Tathan Hall ( Balfour House), St Athan.   The  consultation ends 13th January 2017.  More details are available via the consultants web site http://www.lrmplanning.com/category/public-consultation/.

 

Public Consultation – Northern Access Road

St. Athan Northern Access Road Public Exhibition

Please visit the public exhibition where plans and information will be on display.

The exhibition will be held at: The Gathering Place, Flemingston Road, St. Athan, CF62 4JH

Thursday 17 November 2016 to Tuesday 22 November 2016

Officials of the Welsh Government and their consultants will be present to answer your queries on Thursday 17 November and Tuesday 22 November 09.00 – 20.00.

To make a comment on this proposal the Exhibition team have supplied the following link St Athan NAR Exhibition Questionaire

Glamorgan Heritage Coast – Gateway Stones

St Athan’s own Heritage Coast Gateway Stone will soon be installed on the side of the B4265.  Artist and Sculptor Howard Bowcott has been appointed to create four ‘Gateway Welcome Features’ along the Heritage Coast; they will be located at roadsides at Ogmore, St Brides Major, Llantwit Major and St Athan

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The new features will mark the key roadside entrance points to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast area and have been commissioned as part of an on going initiative to raise the profile of the destination to visitors and residents alike, and will build on the success of the interpretation work at the beach and car park locations.

This commission is part of a collection of works funded by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the Coastal Communities Fund and is being led by Creative Rural Communities, the regeneration and economic development initiative in the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

Creative Rural Communities is part funded by the Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

If you have any queries or want more information please e-mail: create@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or call 01446 704707 or visit http://www.creativeruralcommunities.co.uk/