Cwrt y Gollen Public Inquiry to start in mid February

The independent Public Inquiry – which starts at 9.30am on Tuesday 15th February at the Clarence Hall in Crickhowell – will decide on whether planning permission should be granted for the re-development of the former army camp at Cwrt y Gollen for comprehensive mixed use. 
The mixed use development comprises residential development, employment provision, a pre-school nursery, a residential care home, open space provision including allotments, community orchard, sports provision and associated infrastructure works.
In June 2010, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority refused to grant planning permission to Crickhowell Estates Ltd for the development.  Crickhowell Estates Ltd have appealed the decision which will now be heard by an independent planning Inspector appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government.  After hearing all the evidence, the Inspector will make a recommendation to the appropriate Welsh Assembly Government Minister.  The Minister will then decide whether to refuse or permit the development.  
Members of the public can attend the Public Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, take part in the discussion.  At the opening of the Inquiry (Tuesday 15th February) the Inspector will invite those people who wish to speak to put their names forward.  All appeal documents including written statements of evidence, summaries and statements of common ground are available to view online via the Planning Portal. The case can be searched using the following link: