I'd assume that they'll challenge it on environmental grounds? Idk if Vale of Glamorgan council declaring an environmental emergency has any bearing on planning permission or not.
I am not sure on the terms of the lease by any means - but if it’s one of the old school farm tenancies they may not be able to move them unless they’re selling the land (which is obviously is what is happening here)yes but even if they overturn the planning decision, they are only tenants and the land owner L&G may move them anyway.
this isn't about environmental issues really, they are just using that as a convenient excuse to try and avoid getting moved. i suspect they wouldn't withdraw their objections even if L&G changed and said they want to develop a wind farm on that site.
I have no idea if they can or can not halt it even if they have the will especially if the grounds are just on environmental grounds. The land is and has been part of the airport enterprise zone for a while. I think there is a fine line between safe guarding the environment and progressing the economy but i do think that the farmers situation is a consequence of not owning their own land, tenants are always at risk.if they really cared they would halt this development.
The irony is that the Conservatives made the M4 a big part of their election campaign and seem to be happy to build over the Gwent levels while campaigning against a business park being built next to the airport.The WG in its rejection of the M4 relief road idea seems to be favouring the environment over the country's economy.
It will be interesting to see if it makes the same choice with its own airport.
UK government not willing to let this die!
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has refused to rule out overruling the Welsh Government on constructing an M4 relief road. The UK Government department suggested that it could overturn the decision of Welsh ministers to scrap the plan for the 14-mile motorway near Newport following the...nation.cymru
Would it? I'd have thought that even under Carwyn Jones there would be a climate emergency and building a new motorway through an environmentally sensitive area wouldn't have fitted in with that and any new government probably would've reviewed it.well it’s something that should be happening and it would of gone ahead under First Minister Carwyn Jones. The problem is the current far left administration.
and people claim Wales isn’t reaching it’s full potential…
And plenty of people are unhappy (and rightly so) about that.Looks like WG are sounding out people about tolling the M4 and A470.
Conservatives have blasted a suggestion in a government survey that older cars could be asked to pay tolls on some Welsh roads. The Welsh Government asked motorists for their views on paying to use parts of the M4 motorway and A470 in order to tackle air pollution, but say there are “currently...nation.cymru
Probably not much different from what they've done in London with the Low Emission Zone and Ultra Low Emission Zone. Will be only a matter of time before something similar is looked at in Wales.
Yes there's been a lack of investment in public transport which needs rectifying and will be with things like the Metro but cities and regions like southern Wales will look lower emissions and the motorist will be the target. I'd hope that they would launch some sort of scheme for electric cars to help people buy themwe have nothing of the sorts in Wales.