Proposed business park development in the Vale of Glamorgan

Landowner Legal & General recently released details of their draft planning application for a large business park in the Vale of Glamorgan. This development is planned for land at Port Road, Rhoose, adjacent to Cardiff Airport, and down towards Porthkerry Park.

The details of the proposed development are set out in 18 documents on a new website maintained by RPS, the agent for Legal & General.

It is fairly early in the planning process – the purpose of the release is to invite review and comment before formal submission of the application. Full details of how to respond are included on the website.

Having looked over the documents, it is notable that there is no mention of a rail spur in these proposals.

The Spur proposal’s threat to the Jenkins family farm

Gethin Jenkins and his son Rhys Jenkins are members of the Stop The Spur campaign.

The Jenkins family farm, Model Farm, has been operational since the 1930s. In fact Rhys is the fourth generation of the family to live and work on the farm.

Among the many other reasons why the Vale rail spur proposal is a bad idea, it would build on a large section of the farm and render it completely unviable as a business.

We have good reasons to think that the driving force behind the rail spur proposal is not primarily the airport but agendas on the part of the landowners and developers.

Watch the video to hear the Jenkins’ story in their own words.

Sign the petition against the spur proposal.