We told you so

WHY IS Newport city’s Labour-led council allowed to “sell off all our green space” on Newport’s Glebelands Park? Asks Ian Young (Argus 9.12.13). The answer is because it wants to, because it ignores Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), because it doesn’t care about our playing-fields, it doesn’t care about the chemically contaminated soil, traffic congestion and air pollution in our residential streets, and its generous gift of our Durham Road School’s land to the main developers.

Five years ago when the original house-builder pulled out, the plan boasted 150 “dwellings”, and now, according to Mr Young, it has multiplied to 248 “dwellings”! At a final Glebelands (school) planning meeting, the chairman, Labour councillor Miqdad Al-Nuami, rejected a suggestion by the committee of a “site visit”, resulting in the traffic nightmares etc, in Bank Street and the surrounding Caerleon Road area. On behalf of the leader of the Glebelands Action Residents Group, the late John Martin and fellow remaining campaigners it’s obvious that “We told you so!”

Brian Donovan Darlington Court Newport

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3:35pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Banjalucka says...

Velly inter-est - ing Brian.
Velly inter-est - ing Brian. Banjalucka

3:42pm Fri 13 Dec 13

county mad says...

Another slap inthe residents and sportsplayers faces and less green heritage for the children
Another slap inthe residents and sportsplayers faces and less green heritage for the children county mad

4:57pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Banjalucka says...

It was always known that this further development would happen as part of the PPP arrangement. However, the increase in houses is of concern.
It was always known that this further development would happen as part of the PPP arrangement. However, the increase in houses is of concern. Banjalucka

5:18pm Fri 13 Dec 13

welshmen says...

A different Cultural mix in the the Glebeland Park area would have got a site visit In my opinion, anyone with a brain cell can see the traffic problems with this proposed planning, the single lane rail bridge is a non starter, Labour again want to leave a bad taste in Newport as a legacy to their time in charge, just don't vote them in next time, although in my opinion Miqdad Al-Nuami will be voted in time after time for the Labour Party, he'll have the Cultural vote....Best of luck to the Glebelands Action Residents Group....
A different Cultural mix in the the Glebeland Park area would have got a site visit In my opinion, anyone with a brain cell can see the traffic problems with this proposed planning, the single lane rail bridge is a non starter, Labour again want to leave a bad taste in Newport as a legacy to their time in charge, just don't vote them in next time, although in my opinion Miqdad Al-Nuami will be voted in time after time for the Labour Party, he'll have the Cultural vote....Best of luck to the Glebelands Action Residents Group.... welshmen

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