there have been statements in the press by our local MS, james evans, regarding a lack of due process and unsuitability for greenman at gilestone, have you been contacted by him or his office for clarification? if so what was the result?
there have been statements in the press by our local MP, fay jones, announcing ‘that the concerns of local residents have been dismissed in this whole initiative’. have you been contacted by her or her office requesting a meeting to hear residents concerns? if so what was the result?
as we have had extremely limited information of what is planned, making any affect on the talybont community speculative, do you feel that residents concerns have been heard? how many letters have you received and responded to from our community?
one of the major concerns has been traffic, parking and the pressure events of 1-3000 will put on the infrastructure of the area. at our only meeting with fiona, when this issue was one of the first raised, she spoke of shuttle busses and traffic management to alleviate stress on an already busy minor road system. has this been explored in greater detail? if so what plans are being considered? How will it affect our community?
at our meeting with the WG in november, a question was raised about their large financial investment in the farm and cwningar and if they would equally invest in improving infrastructure in the surrounding village to alleviate potential problems they may encounter from a burgeoning influx of tourists. the question was passed to Haydn (the senior manager of business solution, economy, science and transport) to pursue. has this been further explored? what possible mitigation has been identified? is it an option? if this has not been pursued, then why? can it be explored in the future? any benefits of potential growth to the economy should be met with careful consideration for those who may be affected.
at the november meeting, we were informed the wg would be meeting with powys and bbnpa the following week. were the concerns of the council raised at the meeting? how were they addressed and responded to? would it be possible to have a representative of the council as a stakeholder in future discussions to satisfy the ‘need to be heard’?
you stated you would be pursuing your due diligence for the environment. have you been refered to the planning ecologist at BBNPA? will a CEMP and bat survey be required? will an EPS license be required? what methods will be undertaken to prevent further phosphate pollution in the river? is the welsh government required to undergo these processes? Will cwningar be required to as lessees?
have you consulted with NRW about the SSSI/SAC river and protected species on the farm? Flood risk? Water management? is the welsh government required to? Will cwningar be required to as lessees?
have you consulted with cadw about the listed monument and building on the farm? is the welsh government required to? Will cwningar be required to as lessees?
According to a pronouncement by the government concerning GMF, “… is a major employer in mid-Wales making a significant contribution to the local economy”. The evidence for the companies servicing the 2022 Festival was obtained by observation on the Glanusk site and is listed attached. With the exception of the taxi service all the companies are based outside Wales. Of the 53 caterers, only 15 were from Wales. what can be done to ensure the money from this ‘investment’ is actually staying in wales?