Plans to build garage disturb harmony of Brynmill Park life
A planning application is threatening to upset park life in Swansea.
The lodge in Brynmill Park was fairly recently sold off by Swansea Council and the new owner has applied for planning permission to build a detached garage next to the property.
The owner, Tim Andrews, has submitted the application to the council’s area 1 planning committee.
In section 6 of the application form, pre-application advice, it said that the applicant has met with the Friends of Brynmill Park who have verbally given their support for the proposed garage.
However the Friends of Brynmill Park categorically deny supporting the proposed garage and have gone as far as to publicly oppose the construction.
Speaking on behalf of the Friends of Brynmill Park Norman McCarley said: “He has got it wrong. We have not come to any arrangement with him.
“I have only met him once, we have asked him to come to meetings that we have held in the park but he has never accepted.
“I have spoken to all the friends and they are all totally disgusted and annoyed with him.
“We want to buy the land back from him and not see it being built on.”
Mr McCarley added that the friends had decided to
speak out over the issue in order to reassure the public.
He said: “We are concerned that the public gets to know what is going on and that the Friends are not just standing by, we are looking after their interests.”
Swansea Council has now called the application in which will see the application scrutinised in greater detail.
The Evening Post tried to contact Mr Andrews through his agent but had received no reply by the time of going to press.
Councillor John Bayliss, who called the application in, said: “My concern is that the planning application will have an altering effect on the park’s character.
“I’m a bit disappointed that when the council sold the lodge itself it wasn’t made clear that this sort of development would be unsuitable.”
A spokesman for Swansea Council said: “The application will be determined on its own merits.”