Barry Waterfront Community

Gweld y tudalen hon yn Gymraeg / See this page in Welsh

Further to the Council issuing proceedings to obtain an injunction against the consortium of developers at Barry Waterfront to ensure delivery of the public open space on the Site, the Council has been successful in agreeing a Consent Order with the Consortium which restricts the Consortium’s ability to sell further dwellings until the public open space is delivered.

The Order, which has been submitted to the Court for approval, brings a swift end to proceedings and means that no further dwellings can be sold until the Waterside and Dockside public open spaces are completed and that the East Quay and Cliff Top Park public open spaces must be completed prior to the final dwellings on the site being sold.

The Order also includes the payment of a £10,000 from the Consortium to the Council in respect of the Council’s Legal fees in pursuing this action.

If you have any questions for council officers regarding this update please use the question function on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Gweld y tudalen hon yn Gymraeg / See this page in Welsh

Further to the Council issuing proceedings to obtain an injunction against the consortium of developers at Barry Waterfront to ensure delivery of the public open space on the Site, the Council has been successful in agreeing a Consent Order with the Consortium which restricts the Consortium’s ability to sell further dwellings until the public open space is delivered.

The Order, which has been submitted to the Court for approval, brings a swift end to proceedings and means that no further dwellings can be sold until the Waterside and Dockside public open spaces are completed and that the East Quay and Cliff Top Park public open spaces must be completed prior to the final dwellings on the site being sold.

The Order also includes the payment of a £10,000 from the Consortium to the Council in respect of the Council’s Legal fees in pursuing this action.

If you have any questions for council officers regarding this update please use the question function on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Questions

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  • What is happening with the water feature? It’s apparently smaller than on the planning and now a stupid path going through the middle which was forced by the council? It will result in the railings coming down and potential for children to walk in / throw stones / vandalise it? It’s an utter embarrassment the planning department.

    Matthew asked about 19 hours ago

    The approved plans always showed a pathway through this feature. The developers, in error, started to enclose the area and this is now being rectified, including ensuring that there is not an unsafe drop into the feature. There is a shared responsibility on all members of the public not to vandalise public spaces, and it is not considered that public spaces such as this should be fenced off.

  • I live in the apartments at the bottom of Ffordd Y Dociau and have been here since June 2021. My question is what is the plan for the land next to our apartments as it in a dire state and currently being used for building materials etc. Also what is the plan for the commercial unit on the lower floor?

    Alun Williams asked 11 days ago

    This has been raised with the developers and we will come back to you as soon as we have more information. Here is what Persimmon have said:

    The land will be used for temporary storage during remedial works to ten semi-detached properties, as described in the previous question / response. We will try to minimise this area during its use and reinstate those areas not being used. Once these works are completed the area immediately adjacent to the apartment block will be surfaced and the emergency access to the ABP land installed as per the planning permission. The commercial unit are being marketed along with other units across the development.

  • John Steele 63 Ffordd Y Dociau. There are ten semi detached Persimmon houses that are to have major structural work to be undertaken over the next 12 months. Requiring contractors, machinery and hgv vehicles, with accompanying porta cabins. Can I ask that the Persimmon secure compound, at the bottom of Battery Hill, be used for access and storage? Ffordd Y Dociau has recently been surfaced. Families with children are now living here. Parking is already an issue for those homes adjacent to those requiring work. The use of Ffordd Y Dociau for this persimmon remedial work, will be very obtrusive, impacting greatly on residents, noisey and potentially dangerous. So, please can you strongly suggest that Persimmon use the access gates and compound at the bottom of battery hill? Thank you.

    John Steele asked 11 days ago

    Thank you for raising this, John. We have shared your concerns with Persimmon for consideration. Please see their response below:

    The works that we anticipate are required will not result in significant movements of vehicles. Therefore the use of Ffordd y Dociau would result in negligible impact to the existing residents. Should this not be the case once they are underway then we will contact ABP to seek use of Battery Hill for any significant movements. The existing compound will be used for any storage to keep impact on residents to an absolute minimum.

  • Can you give us an update on how the consortium is planning to improve the prospects of the district centre please?

    Gee asked 11 days ago

    Persimmon Homes have advised that they have received an offer for one of the main District Centre units, and this is currently being considered. They have also advised that the current marketing strategy is being updated and potential occupiers are being re-targeted, including potential occupiers in the now wider range of use classes that are permitted in the District Centre.

  • The two district centre units you allude to in the update on December 1st. Is this the already let pod let's or the main district centre shops

    Jim asked 3 months ago

    Yes that would have been the two pods.

  • Can we have updates regarding district centre. There have not been updates posted since December 2nd 2023

    Jim asked 22 days ago

    Persimmon Homes have advised that they have received an offer for one of the main District Centre units, and this is currently being considered. They have also advised that the current marketing strategy is being updated and potential occupiers are being re-targeted (including potential occupiers in the now wider range of use classes that are permitted in the District Centre).

  • We're trying to buy a house in the area, we've completed the entire process with mortgage approved, but lenders are now saying no because Ffordd y Dociau and adjacent roads are unadopted, with no Section 38 in place / bond paid. Is there any timeline for the formal adoption of the roads in this area, it's incredibly frustrating that our whole process has failed because of this one thing?

    Anthony F asked 12 days ago

    Our highways department are having regular meetings with the consortium technical directors on progressing the adoption of Ffordd Y Mileniwm and the adjoining roads.

    Unfortunately, we have no definitive date at present for when this will take place. 

  • There is only one way in and one way out of the estate. Are any plans to alter the road structure? As residents we have to queue up with all the traffic waiting to go over to Barry Island especially during the summer months.

    Lynette asked 26 days ago

    Hi, at present there aren't any plans for additional highway infrastructure other than what has been approved as part of the various planning consents associated with the Waterfront Development.

  • Has the consortium updated their marketing brief for the district centre units to reflect expansion of uses?

    Dojo asked 3 months ago

    The development consortium have advised that they will now market the units with the wider range of uses that have been granted planning permission. The Council are aware that the marketing information on the consortium’s agent’s website appears to have not been amended yet, and we have requested this be rectified as a matter of urgency, to ensure the best opportunity to let the units as soon as possible.

  • Why is the land in front of asda classed as a potential housing site in the upcoming LDP. We need more facilities not housing. This is prime land for a hotel and offices with upcoming marina. Please rethink this.

    Dojo asked 3 months ago

    The site has been submitted as a candidate site (site reference 487) as part of the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) process. We are currently inviting comments on the sites within the candidate sites register as part of a public consultation on the RLDP Preferred Strategy, so please raise any comments you have on this site or any other candidate site as part of the consultation. Further information on the consultation can be found here:  Consultation on the Preferred Strategy for the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) 2021-2036 | Participate Vale (valeofglamorgan.gov.uk). The consultation closes on 14th February 2024. Thanks