No Bypass around Mountain Ash WHY?
Posted by Lewis on the 31st August 2015
MID GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL
COUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE
5TH JANUARY, 1996
REPORT OF THE COUNTY PLANNING OFFICER
T2 THE FOLLOWING MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE
COUNTY HIGHWAY NETWORK WILL BE IMPLEMENTED
A4059 MOUNTAIN ASH BYPASS
Looking at the report you have to ask the question why were buildings constructed on land earmarked for the Mountain Ash bypass.
Someone making money out of the development?
Ask yourself why did the local authority give consent for development in the knowledge that the proposed Mountain Ash bypass was to be constructed on that site and what participation did the Welsh Development Agency take in allowing development again knowing the proposed Mountain Ash bypass was to be built.
The heart of the programme must be determined by the local authorities representing the people in the communities of the Cynon valley. They understand better than anyone the problems and needs of the area and are in the best position to devise and co-ordinate an effective development strategy that sets out a clear vision for the future as well as a realistic and deliverable programme for its achievement.
To date, the Welsh Development Agency has spent almost £9,000,000 in the area on a range of activities. By the mid-1990s, the agency will have been involved in reclamation of approximately 1,000 acres of derelict land. Business parks such as Cwm Cynon and Navigation are being developed as well as the industrial estates at Hirwaun and Aberaman park.