News | Rhys Williams | Published: 17:12, Wednesday July 8th, 2020.
Last updated: 17:18, Wednesday July 8th, 2020
Plans to build up to 125 homes on the site of former council offices in Pontllanfraith have been backed by councillors.
The plans to build on the former Pontllanfraith House site were initially rejected by councillors last month amid concerns the development would encroach onto the nearby Sir Harold Finch Memorial Park.
“It’s about time those councillors had the guts to champion the benefits that socially rented housing will bring for those low income families who have been waiting on the housing list. It shouldn’t be ‘I’m alright Jack’ and forget the rest.”
After the meeting, Harold Finch’s granddaughter, Beverley Harmer, said she was “hugely disappointed”.
Ms Harmer raised concerns over biodiversity and highlighted its location next to the local nature reserve.
Independent councillor Kevin Etheridge said it was a disappointing decision to prioritise housing over the environment, ecology and open green spaces.
Additional reporting from the Local Democracy Reporting Service
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