Agenda Item No. 13(c)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING: 29 SEPTEMBER
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 28 JULY 2014
C2416 RHOOSE POINT PUBLIC OPEN SPACE – PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF BYE-LAWS (LPCSD) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) –
Cabinet were apprised of the outcome of a public consultation exercise on the possible introduction of bye-laws for the public open space and lagoon areas at Rhoose Point.
There had been growing concern over recent years amongst certain Rhoose Point residents of various forms of anti-social behaviour on the development, particularly associated with the lagoons and Nature Reserve areas.
Residents had asked that consideration be given to the introduction of a range of local bye-laws for the area, with fines able to be levied for certain levels of inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable behaviour.
Cabinet, at its meeting of 9 September, 2013 (Minute No.C2017) approved a public consultation exercise to seek views on the introduction of bye-laws at Rhoose Point. This consultation was undertaken between 27 January, 2014 and 1 March, 2014.
A report detailing the outcome of the consultation exercise was attached at Appendix A to the report.
The introduction and adoption of new bye-laws would allow designated Council officers to work with the Police and local community to deal with those people who persisted with certain prohibited activities. The proposed bye-laws were attached at Appendix B to the report.
The proposed new bye-laws covered, regulated, controlled and / or prohibited such activities as:-
Overnight parking and camping;
Fires and unauthorised barbecues;
Protection of wildlife.
This was a matter for Executive and Council decision.
(2) T H A T the submission of a report to Full Council seeking authority to progress a bye-law application to Welsh Government as detailed at Appendix B, as attached to the report be approved.
Reasons for decisions
(2) To agree the details of a bye-law application to Full Council and then Welsh Government for Rhoose Point.
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