Have Your Say: Planning verdicts don't add up
AN item regarding a planning application by a Mr Pace for the erection of a bungalow on Loughor Road Gorseinon (Post, Sept 24) said it had been rejected.
One of the grounds given was that it would cause "increased traffic" problems.
One hundred and ten letters in the form of a petition were presented to the city council a few months ago by myself, from the residents of Loughor Road, protesting against the erection of 89 new houses to be built on a green field site now known as Kingsbridge Fields.
It is understood that a further 100-plus houses are destined for the Cae Duke site, a matter of a few hundred yards further along the way on Loughor Road.
How on earth do these planners work out their priorities, when they can turn one house down for causing a traffic problem, but allow 200 houses to be built on the same stretch of road? Which will cause more traffic pollution, not to say that the extra burden on schools, surgeries and other services?
Phillip E Sillick MBE, JP