Have Your Say: Not enough consultation
IN response to councillor Miles Thomas's letter about Picket Mead (Have Your Say, Sept 4) I wish to point out that the common lost four parcels of land to deregistration in 2011/12. Furthermore a new access road has been applied for by the developer and granted by the inspectorate on August 19.
Grasscrete will be laid on the old cinder track to Picket Mead House and a new turning head. Beneath will be laid services to four new houses.
This was opposed by 1270 petitioners and Mumbles Community Council.
Despite pleading with the inspector for a public inquiry as the issues were thought too complex to be decided by exchange of letters, he determined on the latter.
Surely consultation between Swansea planners, highways and Mumbles Community Council and the developer is a prerequisite before the upheaval of service laying, grasscrete surfacing and the building of four houses affects villagers' well-used recreation space.