Tycroes residents are being urged to have their say on the future of green spaces in Tycroes.

County Councillor Tina Higgins has urged Tycroes residents to use the County Council’s consultation on the revised Local Development plan, to support her proposal to protect local green space areas in Tycroes, including Heol Brown football pitch and Fferws park.

During the last round of submissions for development sites, Cllr Higgins proposed that the green space areas in Tycroes be protected from development, and the revised plan being consulted on by the County Council now allocates these sites as green spaces and parks not for development.

The LDP details land allocations for new homes and businesses, as well as policies to protect and promote the environment, the Welsh language, the economy and employment growth.

Cllr Higgins said: “Some residents will remember that last year the community was consulted on what land should be developed in Tycroes. There was much concern from the local community that woodland and green spaces in Tycroes Parks would be allocated for development.

"At the time, I and my fellow Labour Community Councillors voted against any development of these green spaces and woodland. I’m glad to say that the County Council has allocated large areas of Tycroes for protection, including Heol Brown football pitch. The woodland area in the Tycroes Park is also not designated for development.”

Cllr Mair Stephens, Executive Board Member for Strategic Planning, said: “The LDP will shape and guide future decision making and investment in Carmarthenshire. It sets out the amount and location of future new homes, affordable housing, employment and jobs, renewable energy, and identifies and protects areas of conservation and environmental importance.

“Setting a new LDP is a lengthy process, but one during which there is plenty of opportunity for people to share their views. A number of public consultations have been held, and will be held, before the final document is agreed.

“We encourage anyone with an interest in building, land development, the environment, their local communities and how Carmarthenshire will be shaped in the future, to get involved and have their say.”

You can download a representation form which should be returned to to forward.planning@carmarthenshire.gov.uk by 4:30pm on March 13.