Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

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Gwern Y Domen

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has made a strong objection to the planning application by Persimmon Homes to build 618 properties at Gwern y Domen, near Caerphilly.

In his submission to Caerphilly County Borough Council, Mr David expressed the view that as the Local Development Plan (LDP) had been withdrawn by the local authority, then it was logical that this planning application ought to be rejected.  One if the most contentious proposals in the LDP was for houses to be allowed to be built on the Gwern y Domen site.  

Mr David has argued that this area of countryside is much valued and it contains a widespread and diverse collection of wildlife, flora and fauna.  

Mr David also expressed his concern about traffic congestion in the area and the fact that the developer only wants 31 out of the 618 properties to be socially rented. 

Mr David said, “I very much hope that the local authority will be consistent and reject this planning application just as it withdrew its LDP.  There is no doubt that public opinion is strongly against this development and there are extremely good reasons for the proposal to be rejected”.

Wayne David objects to the Gwern Y Domen planning application

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has made a strong objection to the planning application by Persimmon Homes to build 618 properties at Gwern y Domen, near Caerphilly.

Sponsored walk and wheelchair push

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has taken part in a sponsored walk and wheelchair push from Abertridwr to Llanbradach to help raise funds for a new drop-in centre in Llanbradach for children with disabilities.

The sponsored event was organised by Diya’s Charity Foundation and the aim is to raise £1 million.  The drop-in centre will be for children in Abertridwr, Llanbradach and Bedwas.  The event attracted well over 50 people and children, some walking and some in wheelchairs.  After arriving at Llanbradach Community Centre, the participants joined in a fun day.  Here there was a bouncy castle, disco, live music, a hog roast and face-painting.  

Wayne David said, “My wife and I were delighted to take part in this sponsored walk and wheelchair push.  It was great to see so many people and children out raising funds for this most worthwhile initiative.  There is no doubt that a special drop-in centre for children with disabilities would be a huge boost for the locality and I hope that as many people as possible will help to raise funds so that it comes about.”

Wayne David MP backs drop-in centre for children with disabilities

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has taken part in a sponsored walk and wheelchair push from Abertridwr to Llanbradach to help raise funds for a new drop-in centre in...

Bronwen Morgan

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has “warmly welcomed” the announcement that there is to be an inquiry into the scandal of contaminated blood. The announcement was made in the House of Commons and follows determined campaigning by victims and their families.

In June, Bronwen Morgan who is 15 years old and from Nelson, near Caerphilly presented a petition to No. 10 Downing Street calling for a public inquiry. Bronwen's ‘father’ had died after having been given blood by the NHS which was contaminated.

Wayne David said "This announcement comes after a huge amount of campaigning. Only the other day Bronwen Morgan presented a petition to No. 10 and she and the other campaigners must be congratulated on their determination and persistence. The Government has finally conceded an inquiry; now we must ensure that it is as thorough and as comprehensive as possible".

After the announcement Bronwen said "I am so pleased that the Government has now said there will be an inquiry. So many people died needlessly because of contaminated blood and we want to know how this was allowed to happen". 

A victory for Bronwen

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has “warmly welcomed” the announcement that there is to be an inquiry into the scandal of contaminated blood. The announcement was made in the House...


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