Protesters' new hope to save green space from developers
ONE of Ammanford's last green spaces may be saved from housing plans after the application was called in.
Controversial plans to build 16 new houses on land adjacent to Lletyrdderwen, Myddynfych in Ammanford, have been called in by the Welsh Government.
The plans were approved by Carmarthenshire Council earlier this year, despite strong opposition from residents.
More than 100 people signed a petition opposing the development and 27 letters against the proposals were sent to the local authority.
Concerns surrounding flooding, extra traffic and loss of green space have been raised by residents.
One resident who is opposed to the plans said: "This proposed development has created a lot of anger among the community as a whole, who feel heartbroken at the loss of more green space."
Councillor Colin Evans said he was pleased that there was new hope to save the green space.
"I objected to the plans because of the concern of the residents. There were several reasons for the objections and one of the main reasons was the issue of potential flooding there. Also there is a water main nearby.
"I'm surprised it has been called in, but saying that, I'm glad it has been called in for it to be looked at again.
"We have to remember that it is the last green area in that area," he added.
Mr Evans said there was a considerable strength of feeling in the area against the development.
He said residents also feared the difficulty of getting house insurance because of the potential flood risks.
Now the Welsh Government will determine the outcome of the application.