Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has linked up with the Labour Party in North Cardiff in opposition to aspects of the Caerphilly Local Development Plan (LDP).
Julie Morgan, Labour’s Assembly Candidate for Cardiff North and her local Labour Party, are organising a public petition against the proposed housing development and the new road on the Caerphilly side of Caerphilly mountain.
Mrs Morgan’s concern is that there will be a “huge increase” in traffic from Caerphilly into north Cardiff if the development goes ahead. At present, an estimated 10,900 people a day already commute from Caerphilly to Cardiff, many of them along Mountain Road and into Thornhill. If the proposed development takes place, Mrs Morgan fears that there will be “traffic chaos” on the roads of north Cardiff.
Wayne David said, “I am pleased that the Labour Party on either side of Caerphilly Mountain is working to keep the mountain green. We are not against new homes but we want to preserve our countryside and we do not want traffic congestion”.
Hefin David, Labour’s Assembly Candidate for Caerphilly, said, “It is significant that the Cardiff North Labour Party want to protect Caerphilly Mountain as I do. Their petition reinforces the point I have consistently been making – we need a strategic LDP for South East Wales and not plans based on individual local authority areas. If elected to the Assembly, I am going to make it my mission to have a strategic, all encompassing Local Development Plan”.