Island Farm scheme clears another hurdle

(Pic: BBC Wales)

A full session of Bridgend Council today (July 4th) has voted to approve the outline plans for the Island Farm sports village and science park extension scheme, which cleared the planning committee stage last week. 22 voted in favour, 10 against with 1 abstention.

With the backing of Bridgend councillors now assured, the proposal will move to the Welsh Assembly planning inspectorate as the development is a deviation from the adopted unitary development plan. This shouldn’t be a problem but as always it “ain’t over til it’s over”.

The Western Mail report that a petition in favour of the development was received – with nearly 4,500 signatures – more than double the number of objections.

I’ll post more details on the full plans for the sports village, and the outcome of any planning inspectorate decisions, as and when they happen.