12:10pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in Letters
HOW many residents of Fishguard and Goodwick are assuming that the current proposals for the development of the west side of Fishguard Bay involves simply a marina (see subject planning application for details)? They are very much mistaken.
The new proposal relegates the marina and associated housing complex to an area of about one half of the total project.
The balance, some 18 acres, is given over to a business development platform of unspecified use. The application states that the use of this platform is “beyond the scope of this outline application...
with all matters reserved”.
The size and scope of what is proposed raises many concerns.
Who is going to buy property in this depressed housing market opposite a large, unspecified business development? What happens to these properties when they are not sold? I understand that properties at Milford Marina remain unsold. Who is going to develop a business at a site 36 miles from the nearest dual carriageway and 65 miles from the nearest motorway?
Where is all the hardcore coming from for the building of the platform for the development?
There is insufficient material available from dredging the marina basin and its access channel to supply all the need. Many thousands of lorry loads of hardcore will have to be driven in, or it will have to be brought in by sea.
I could continue, but for brevity I simply ask residents of Fishguard and Goodwick to look at the plans, available from County Hall, and express any concerns they may have to the planning department and their councillor.
The proposal as now presented is for a future port development platform, not just a marina.
ANDREW M CLARK.
New Hill Villas Goodwick