28 October 2022
That on 28 Sept, the council’s cabinet including Cllr Burke-Davies agreed to lease Hailey Park land for a sewage pumping station (see table on right).
That Cllr Dilwar Ali and Burke-Davies did not tell us this at our public meeting they attended on 30 Sept, nor when Cllr Burke-Davies met with LNRA Chair on 16th Oct.
As a result we could not challenge this decision within the 7-day timeframe.
That Cllr Ali did not inform us that he was asking a question at Full Council last night, which was nothing but a PR stunt to enable Huw Thomas to perform a misleading showpiece answer. All while YGC Rebel Mams' question was turned down.
That Dwr Cymru Welsh Water's statutory notice applies to below-ground work, and the scheme will not proceed if Cardiff Council do not lease the land.
22 October 2022
Cardiff Council response to the legal letter!
Cardiff council have responded to our solicitor, and confirm that they intended fighting us in court. We'll be working with our legal team over the weekend, ready to respond on Monday.
Until then, we're unable to comment further on the legal proceedings.
However, the issue of Hailey Park land being leased to Welsh Water for the sewage pumping station (made by cabinet on 28 Sept) remains completely separate to the legal challenge, and we will continue to pursue this – Cardiff Council can reverse this decision and protect the park from development.
Welsh Water cannot build the compound without permission from the landowner, even if they have planning permission: WW do not have any statutory powers for above-ground work.
We call on Cardiff Council cabinet to reverse their decision to lease Hailey park land to Welsh Water for the sewage pumping station.
LNRA, Friends of Hailey Park – Cyfeillion Parc Hailey Parc Hailey and YGC Rebel Mams had a very useful meeting with Julie Morgan MS yesterday, and are working hard behind the scenes as we write.
Thank you for your continued support and in the meantime, please do donate if you can. Thank you