Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has urged his constituents to object to the building of thousands of new homes on and near Caerphilly Mountain.
Wayne David has also urged campaigners not to be ‘party political’ in their opposition to aspects of the Local Development Plan (LDP).
The MP, who has consistently argued that the countryside around Caerphilly town should be protected, has said that people of “all political persuasions and none” ought to link-up to protect the countryside.
Mr David said, “I know many people across the political spectrum who are against many of the proposals in the LDP. I am Labour through and through, but I am more than happy to work with others who have different political views to ensure that there is the strongest possible campaign to protect our countryside. I really hope that others will adopt a similar approach”.
Hefin David, Labour’s Caerphilly candidate for the Welsh Assembly, has made it clear that he too is against key aspects of the LDP.
He said, “I will be submitting my own very clear objections to the greenfield sites included in the plan. But I will be adding the equally important point that LDPs are not fit for purpose. They are developed by 22 councils with 22 different strategies. I believe we only need one strategy for all of South East Wales. Only then can we reduce pressure to build and stop putting councils in impossible positions to meet demand. I want a strategic solution to this issue and I urge all political parties to work with me”.
The Council has extended the time to submit views until 22 April and Wayne David is urging people to write to or email Caerphilly County Borough Council.