Thursday, October 19, 2006

Carwyn speaks

In response to an enquiry by Janet Ryder AM about discontinuance, Carwyn Jones has sent the following reply [my bold]:

Your constituent is right in saying that I could not make a Discontinuance Order without first consulting the local planning authority. Were I to propose to make an Order I would also have to serve notice on the local planning authority and offer them the opportunity of a Public Inquiry. However I intend firstly to make an assessment of whether the making of a Discontinuance Order may be appropriate in this case taking account of our policy set out in Planning Policy Wales. That is the point at which I am at and I will announce my conclusion later this month.

Yours sincerely

CF Jones


There's a link to the Planning policy here but it doesn't seem to be working at the moment. Also, although this is a government web site, it appears to be carrying an advertisement for a private company.

So, if that doesn't work, try this link instead. This policy is dated 2002. If that's the most recent one, then it will have been updated with various circulars and guidance. Haven't time to go hunting for more info now, but if you find any, please post under "comments" below.

3 Comments:

At Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Havod Landfill is closed the directors at WRG will be rubbing their hands together as they have been for the past few years. The extension to Pen-Y-Bont would have to be approved while a new site is found.
Will you still get up in the morning to be on the gate there?
There is housing and a school as close as Johnstown is to Havod.
We are the site of so many landfills because we have quarried our sand, clay and stone. We have reaped the rewards of digging holes so now we can reap the rewards of filling them in.

 
At Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oho! "The extension to Pen-y-Bont would have to be approved while a new site is found." For Mersey's waste? Or for Wrexham's waste? I think we should be told.

 
At Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:52:00 PM, Anonymous gareth said...

"We have reaped the rewards of digging holes so now we can reap the rewards of filling them in."

Workers in Johnstown and Ruabon didn't reap the rewards from "digging holes" - the bosses did. And it'll be the same people reaping the rewards from filling them in.

 

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