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Concern over plans for e-car charge park

 
Created on 22/02/2021 @ 10:57

 

Plans for a specialist electric charge point carpark along with a cafe and shop at Four Crosses have been met with resistance from the local community.

The plans were shared over social media at the weekend, with the 90-space development earmarked for a greenbelt site on the fringes of the village to service the busy A483.

Letters from the agent, Roger Parry & Partners, landed through the letter boxes of residents at the end of last week, informing them that the process had started to try and build on the land adjacent to Greenfield Farm.

It states: “An outline planning application is to be submitted for the erection of an electric vehicle service area to include cafe and shop along with parking and associated works.” 

The notice includes information on how residents can make their opinions known and, judging by the response on social media, there will be plenty of objections.

A petition has been launched which is “not against the use of electric charging points but against the site location, as it is on greenbelt land”.

“We (the community) feel it's better that the local garages (E.C. Ashtons & Sons Four Crosses and Lewis Garage Llandrinio) would be better suited for the charging points,” the petition states. 

“As electric points can be installed in 95% of homes in the area and provide a cheaper alternative to charging stations, the actual need for through traffic charging points will be minimal. If the demand in the future increases there could be expansions to the garages.

“There are also other brownfield sites in the area that can be considered, such as the creamery, bringing in future trade to businesses located there.

“A previous proposal for houses on this site was rejected on the basis of visual impact. This new commercial venture will actually be worse, having a negative impact taking away the natural setting.”

 

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