Seems that another load of nonsense has surfaced while I was away, re the new development on the old steelworks site.
For a while now, the developers have been telling the council (and anyone else who will listen) that they can't afford to build the spine road - which would link the new houses directly to the village. At the moment, there's a round trip of several miles to get from the new houses into the old part of the village and they don't feel like part of this village at all - more like an extension to Tanyfron.
However, they seem to have the resources to truck in huge amounts of soil and relandscape part of the development.
Surely if they can afford to relandscape one part, they must have the resources to build that road? Hmm.
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