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Mumbles Community Council Draft community plan and community consultation


Mumbles Community Council Draft community plan and community consultation This community plan has been prepared by the Community Planning Committee of Mumbles Community Council If you would like to make any comment on the proposals contained in this draft community plan or if you would like any other issues to be taken into consideration for incorporation into the draft Community Plan please contact:

The Clerk to the Council Mumbles Community Council Walters Crescent, Mumbles City and County of Swansea SA3 4BB Telephone: 01792 363598 Email: council@mumbles.gov.uk Web: www.mumbles.gov.uk Reference: Draft Community Plan Version 1, August 2010


Contents 1

Executive summary...........................................................................7 Historical Background.......................................................................9 Past achievements .........................................................................10 The need for a community plan.......................................................12

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Environmental issues facing the community ....................................15

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The heritage of the Mumbles area...................................................20

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Summary community questionnaire findings ...................................23

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The view from the wards.................................................................26

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Mayals ............................................................................................28

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Newton...........................................................................................30

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Oystermouth...................................................................................32

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West Cross.....................................................................................34

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Major commercial and tourist development proposals ....................36

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The next steps ................................................................................40

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Achievements .................................................................................42

Appendix I

Questionnaire methodology ............................................................44

Appendix II

The questionnaire ...........................................................................45

Appendix III

Comments received........................................................................48

Appendix IV

Legislative & environmental activity timescales ................................53


Executive Summary Working within the parameters of the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and as recommended by WAG, Mumbles Community Council in consultation with local residents and statutory authorities has undertaken a community appraisal in order to develop a long term community plan to deliver a better and more effective service to its community. As a primary step in understanding its community’s needs and aspirations Mumbles Community Council prepared a questionnaire which was delivered to all households in its area and this document has been prepared following the analysis and processing of the completed questionnaires.

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The results across all wards showed that residents are concerned about their environment, in particular: ■ The extensive traffic problems affecting the area ■ Community safety, especially where anti-social behaviour impacts on their quality of life ■ The protection of our environment, both the natural features of the area and the protection of the heritage of Mumbles ■ Cleanliness was high on their list, with cleaner streets, less rubbish and action to reduce the amount of dog faeces considered important. ■ The major developments proposed for the area were also on their list of priorities with an acceptable development of Oystermouth Square considered very important by many ■ The encouragement of business and tourism development also was considered important in order to maintain the character of the area With these and the other results from the questionnaire the Council agreed that its vision should be: ‘To support residents in achieving a more attractive, cleaner, safer and more confident Mumbles area for all to enjoy’ That the next step in the development of the community strategy was to determine the key strategic aims. After extensive consultation and plan revision against which an action plan could be developed with project aims and priorities, these aims currently are: ■ To press the City and County of Swansea to tackle effectively issues of traffic and parking in all ward areas ■ To improve the cleanliness of the area by actively working with the City and County of Swansea ■ To support and undertake projects to improve community facilities ■ To protect our environmentally diverse area by supporting environmentally friendly and sensitive developments ■ To work with other community organisations to promote the Mumbles Community Council area through communication and media outlets ■ To improve the effectiveness of the Mumbles Community Council MUMBLES COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN DRAFT - AUGUST 2010

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Historical Background

The growth of our community and the creation of Mumbles Community Council In 1889 Oystermouth Urban District Council was established and was responsible for local administration until it voted in 1918 to hand over its powers to Swansea. It ceased to exist in 1923 when Oystermouth and Mumbles came under the direct control of Swansea. Many in the area regretted the loss of administrative autonomy, so, when the opportunity arose in the 1980’s, there was wide support for the establishment of a Community Council. The main instigator, Mr. Victor Carney, together with Mrs. Val Bevan, Mrs. Peggy Jones, Mr.Maurice Edwards and Mr. Werner Sivertson, amongst others, campaigned hard to bring this about. They were successful and in 1983 Mumbles Community Council came into being under the Chairmanship of Werner Sivertson. The first Clerk to the Council, Mr. Peter Douglas – Jones was succeeded by Mrs. Liz Taylor, Mr. John Pickard (who held the post for 15 years) and Mr. Alastair Wilson. The present Clerk is Mr. Steve Heydon. At first, Mumbles Community Council led a peripatetic existence, holding its meetings in various schools and halls, until it leased an office in Walters Crescent in April 1997. The Community Council wards and the number of councillors for each are Mayals (3), Newton (4), Oystermouth (5) and West Cross (6). Over the years, they have worked together to represent the people of Mumbles, support local organisations, improve the street scene and the environment, and provide enhanced services. The work of the Council is funded by the precept – a relatively small amount paid by domestic council tax payers to enable the Community Council to carry out its work. Large projects, such as the improvements around Bracelet Bay, have been delivered through working arrangements with the City and County of Swansea; such agreements are likely to increase in the future as more powers are devolved to community councils.

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Past achievements Some of Mumbles Community Council’s past achievements are shown below.

Planting the green space between the Mumbles Road and the Promenade with Daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs.

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Tennis courts 1993

RNLI memorial 2002

Restoration of paintings of Mumbles & Oystermouth

New wider pavement fronting the Co-op and other shops 2007

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War memorial refurbishment 2007

Provision of seats

Play areas at Southend Gardens and Bracelet Bay.

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The need for a community plan Major changes are occurring in the way certain aspects of local services will be managed and delivered. Some of these changes are now starting to impact on the role of community councils and will provide them with opportunities to work more closely with local authorities to deliver community driven services or other facilities suited to a community’s need. The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) recommends that community councils should develop a community plan in consultation with the local community. Under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 published in October 2009, local authorities will need to consult with community and town councils and other partners during the preparation and delivery of community level plans. There are 735 community and town councils in Wales all serving their communities and acting to improve the quality of life in their locality. With just over 16,000 residents, Mumbles Community Council is ranked as one of the largest community councils in Wales but in terms of its population profile, its heritage and the diverse beauty of the area, it must surely be considered unique. Because Mumbles Community Council’s commitment to producing a community plan started with the consultation process and the questionnaire distributed in the autumn of 2009, the process of identifying our community’s need and wishes is already under way. Mumbles Community Council is well positioned to support any initiatives proposed by the City and County of Swansea and to work with it and to work with it and other community organisations to prepare a community plan which outlines our community strategy and action plan covering the next 10 years.

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Our community plan focus will be to help to make the whole of our area a more vibrant, cleaner, safer place to live and to enjoy and also an increasingly attractive and prosperous tourist destination. Most service provision in our area falls fully within the remit of the City and County of Swansea and obviously our Community Plan must tie in with the City and County of Swansea’s community level plans. But in some, if not in the majority of instances, Mumbles Community Council could eventually have a much larger role in influencing the quality and frequency of services it provides, the development proposals planned for our area and the level of services it directly provides. The community questionnaire responses have produced a number of interesting results and some of the accompanying comments have raised issues which have been considered and where feasible included in the Mumbles Community Council Community Plan. Although some of the issues raised may be considered to be within Mumbles Community Council’s remit, many may not but may be of sufficient importance to be promoted by Mumbles Community Council to ensure they are provided by the City and County of Swansea’s plans for our community.

Why now? Changes in Local Authority legislation The timescales for the introduction of current and proposed WAG legislation and City and County of Swansea Unitary and Local Development Plan reviews can be found in Appendix IV. T Appendix IV.

The speed of change is increasing! This table also shows that Wales is in the middle of a process of change which began with a series of consultations in 2003/04 and has accelerated since WAG was granted increased powers to amend statutes in 2006.

Devolution of responsibility to community councils and the need for community involvement Over the next six years, by 2016 at the latest, most of the legislation increasing community consultation and devolving powers to community and town council will be fully implemented.

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The need for a community plan 2007/ 2008 One voice Wales /WAG protocol

Local Government Measures 2009

Government of Wales Act 2006

2009/ 2009

2009/ 2010

2010/ 2011

Signed November 2008

Law 2009

2012 - 2011

2015 - 2020

Implementation

Community strategies by 2011

Consultation 2009

Community Planning Implementation

Royal Assent 2010

Implementation

MCC Community Plan

Started 2009

10 year plan implementation period

Oystermouth Square, Draft Development Brief

Completed April 2006

Now adopted included in UDP

Swansea Bay Strategy

Completed February 2008

Now adopted included in UDP

The Unitary Development Plan (UDP)

Completed February 2008

Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) Shoreline Management Plan

Implementation

Started 2009

Started 2009

Replaced by LDP 2015/16

Adoption and review

2010/11

Will replace the UDP by 2016

Implementation & action

In addition local authorities, including Swansea, are finding that they have huge and increasing budget deficits and are planning to make major cuts in staffing and services levels in order to save money. With reduced government support, these deficits are unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future and it will be increasingly necessary for local communities to become involved and to fight to stop services being reduced or cut completely.

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Environmental issues facing the community The Mumbles Community Council area Limestone cliffs, sand and rocky beaches, shady valleys and open moorland are characteristic of this area.

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Our community is surrounded by sea, woods and moorland. Its coastal boundary extends from Blackpill to Caswell Bay where it turns inland, meandering through Bishop’s Wood, across Clyne Common, and encompassing both Clyne Wood and part of the Clyne Valley Country Park before meeting the sea again at Blackpill.

Population demographics At the 2001 census it was recorded that our community had a population of some 16,774 residents of all ages comprising 15% of the total of Swansea’s population of 223,301, living in 11,400 dwellings. This occupancy level, considered along with the marital status and the age profiles given in the census data, provides a positive indication of a resident population with a higher percentage of single occupancy dwellings than the Swansea or all Wales average and a higher than average age profile of either comparative data sets. The number of people employed between the ages of 16-74 was 6,802 which is an average of 40.5% compared to 33.9% for the whole of Swansea. This higher than average percentage of an older resident population is more than offset at weekends and during the summer by the number of visitors arriving in the Mumbles area.

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Environmental issues facing the community Protecting the environment In our community there are Conservation Areas, areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), including the whole of the intertidal zone between Blackpill and Mumbles, thousands of individual mature trees and tracts of woodland and the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) includes much of Mayals and Clyne Common as well as Mumbles Hill and Mumbles Head and all of the coastal zone from there to Caswell Bay.

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The Green Wedge The Green Wedge is a boundary surrounding areas of open country created to stop housing and other development encroaching into the surrounding countryside. Its purpose is to define the boundaries of the original villages of Newton and West Cross and now it also separates Langland and Caswell from the land bordering the coastal environment.

Conservation areas These are the Oystermouth Village Conservation Area, the Newton Conservation Area and the Langland Bay Conservation Area. In addition to these designated areas part of the Clyne Valley Country Park is within the northern boundary of Mayals ward. Mumbles Community Council supports the policy to protect the Green Wedge around our community and will work to help protect the Conservation Areas and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within its area Gower ponies on Clyne Common

Common Land A narrow strip of Clyne Common lies within the wards of Mayals, Newton and West Cross and Mumbles Community Council will work with groups such as the Gower Commoners Association and the Gower Society to maintain its integrity.

Mumbles Community Council has also applied to City and County of Swansea for the land in West Cross between Alderwood Road, Heathwood Road and the Mumbles Road to be registered as a Village Green. However it appears that registration will only be applied to the area in front of the parade of shops.

Part of the new West Cross Village Green

Coastal boundaries The community council’s area extends out across the sands to just beyond the low tide level between Blackpill and Mumbles Head and follows the low tide line around the cliffs to include the tourist bays of Bracelet, Limeslade, Rotherslade, Langland and Caswell. The whole of the intertidal zone between Blackpill and Mumbles is an SSSI and the shoreline from the Pier to Caswell Bay is protected from development and is the start of the Gower AONB with Bracelet Bay also designated as an National Nature Reserve (NNR)

Washington Brook meandering across the intertidal SSSI at low tide, West Cross

Maintaining high water quality and beach cleanliness of these famous tourist destinations is not only important for residents but also vital for the continued development of tourism activities.

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Environmental issues facing the Community Mumbles Community Council supports the environmental policies of the City and County of Swansea which protect the coastal strip bounding our community and sites of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) including the important intertidal bird feeding areas exposed in Swansea Bay at low tide and the headlands and cliffs between Mumbles and Caswell Bay. Mumbles Community Council supports the environmental policies of the City and County of Swansea to promote the bathing beaches and other waterside tourist attractions in our area as safe for swimming and water sports activities

Coastal boundaries Because of the predicted rise in sea level some sections of the coastline between Blackpill and Mumbles are now considered to be at increased risk from flooding during very high tides or storm surges. This increase flood risk may require improvements in the coastal defences and restrictions on some forms of development. Proposals to improve coastal protection are expected to be determined during 2011/2012. The promenade, West Cross

Remains of old sea defences, West Cross

Mumbles Community Council would support a policy to improve the sea defences and protect the immediate hinterland of areas at risk around our coast.

Mumbles Woodlands

West Cross Park, West Cross

In our community we have thousands of mature trees and viewed as individual trees, or from a distance as a green landscape, they all help to make our area attractive to residents and visitors alike. The City and County of Swansea has the responsibility for maintaining all trees on land it owns, which in our area includes all the shoreline trees, those in our parks, most roadside trees and many woodland areas, including Mumbles Hill and Clyne Valley Country Park. On private land a group of trees or a woodland area, as well as individual trees, can be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

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Bishop’s Wood, Newton

Specimen Oak, TPO protected, West Cross

Examples of trees cut down to create a view. Parkland trees, Mayals ward

Trees covered by a woodland TPO, Oystermouth ward

Nearly a third of the 500+ TPOs issued by the City and County of Swansea are in our community. These orders include groups of trees and woodlands and permission is required before a tree can be felled or any other work undertaken on it. A similar level of protection applies to all trees in our Conservation Areas as permission is required before any tree work can be undertaken. Mumbles Community Council supports the tree conservation policies of the City and County of Swansea and has revived the post of Tree Watcher to improve liaison with the County’s Tree Preservation Order Team by monitoring existing TPOs in our area and helping to protect trees from illegal felling. MUMBLES COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN DRAFT - AUGUST 2010

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The heritage of the Mumbles area

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The heritage of the Mumbles area and the built environment

‘A Shout’, launching the Mumbles lifeboat (photo courtesy of RNLI Mumbles)

Oystermouth Library, Mumbles, Art Deco Grade II listed building

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Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles 12/13th century fortification

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Oystermouth Cemetery, Mumbles

19th Century drinking fountain, Oystermouth

Lime Kiln, Colts Hill, Mumbles

‘Roman’ Bridge, Mayals

Paraclete Chapel, Newton, built in 1818

Mumbles community Council will work with the City and County of Swansea and appropriate groups and voluntary organisation to help support and maintain the heritage of our area.

Mumbles’ famous Victorian pier and the RNLI lifeboat house, Mumbles Head

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Summary community questionnaire findings The Mumbles Community Council area of Oystermouth, Newton, Mayals and West Cross consists of some 16,774 residents living in 11,400 dwellings. In terms of responses the 409 completed questionnaires represents 5% of total households. In addition people have commented directly to community councillors on aspects of Mumbles Community Council activities which concern them. A good number of these comments have been complimentary but nearly all express the wish that the community council would do more even though, in many instances, the comments refer to facilities or activities outside the limits of the Council’s current responsibilitiess.

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It is apparent from this that a high percentage of respondents do not understand the current role of the Community Council. The majority of these expressed wishes and concerns listed on the questionnaires are listed in Appendix II. In Question 1: Are you a resident or visitor? 409 responses were received, of these 398 (94%) respondents stated they were residents living in the Mumbles Community Council area, 5 (1.2%) were visitors and 6 (1.4%) didn’t answer this question. In response to Question 2: Do you think it is a good idea to have a community plan? 384 (93.8%) of all respondents indicated that they would like Mumbles Community Council to produce a community plan. Do you think it is a good idea to have a community plan?

Yes

No

No response

Of the 2% of respondents who responded negatively to this question almost all criticised the community council is some way.

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Summary community questionnaire findings Age profile There were 409 responses to the questionnaire, 98 respondents in the 75+ band, 173 in the 60 – 74 band, 123 in the 25 – 59 band, 5 in the 17 – 24 band, none in the 10 – 16 age band and 10 no responses. Some of the reasons for low returns from the lower age bands can be explained by the one per household distribution of questionnaires being completed by an adult. In addition there was no distribution of questionnaires to places where young people met or to schools. This will be taken into account when action plans are prepared and a small survey of the 10 to 16 band may be undertaken to ensure that the views of this group can be considered. Chart 1, Age Profile, all respondents 200

173

150

123 98

100

50 5 0 17-24

25 - 59

60 – 74

75+

Community priorities The questionnaire included a list of eleven key areas where the Community Council does or could provide services or exert influence on its partners. There was also provision for respondents to make additional comments. These areas are: Business & Tourism Community Safety Community Facilities & Leisure Community Information Community Services Community Partners

Development & Conservation Heritage Major Developments Our Environment Traffic & Parking Other

In response to the question, ‘Please indicate the importance you would put on each of the different aspects of the Community Plan’ residents were asked to list the importance of each of these areas on a scale of 1 to 5. However many respondents listed more than one area first, highlighting the spread of their key concerns. These concerns, ranked in order of importance, are shown in ‘Chart 2, Community priorities’. The question, ‘What specific improvements would you like to see included in the Community Plan for our area?’ followed the key areas list on the questionnaire with space provided for respondents to add their views. All of the comments noted in response to this question are listed in Appendix III.

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However grouping these additional comments into the same eleven categories as above and combining them with those from in the previous community priorities section still kept Traffic and Parking issues at the top of resident’s concerns. Within these combined results, which are shown in Chart 2, Overall community priorities, Community Facilities moved up to second place, and numerous comments about the level or quality of Community Services moved that issue up to third place. Community Safety moved down to fourth place on the combined list. Numerous comments regarding Oystermouth Square, the Royal British Legion site, and other development sites in the area lifted Major Developments into fifth place. Chart 2, Community priorities

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Chart 3, Overall community priorities

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(There were a disproportionate number of comments regarding Community Facilities noted by respondents in Newton Ward and this is explained in the analysis for that ward). Business issues did not seem to be so important to those who added comments and as a result moved from fifth on the initial list down to eighth overall. Heritage and Community Information maintained the same ranking while relationships with Community Partners was again considered the least important item on the list. In addition to the list provided, respondents were offered the opportunity to add comments on any points they felt needed to be included in our plan. Of the hundreds of comments received many related to a specific local issues or a problem affecting perhaps just one street and these are reported in more detail in ‘The view from the wards’ sections which follows. MUMBLES COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY PLAN DRAFT - AUGUST 2010

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Community concerns

The view from the wards: Community concerns

Car parking:

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The availability of car parking spaces is always a problem in the centre of Mumbles, but when the sun shines spaces in the side streets and the roads close to the beaches quickly disappear and the lack of traffic management means that parking on double yellow lines is rife throughout the area. Some visitors probably never leave their cars because, having finally reached Mumbles, or one of the popular beaches, they give up and go elsewhere after having failed to find anywhere to park.

Rubbish: The combination of resident and visitor numbers can place a strain on some of our basic community resources. The result, especially at Bank Holiday weekends, is often overflowing rubbish bins and messy unclean toilets and, despite the abundance of dog bags and clean up notices, increased amounts of dog faeces left on the promenade and the cliff paths. MCC cleansing operative and equipment The beaches suffer as well, and a regular sight for early morning beach visitors are the beer bottles, cans and the remains of barbeques and food left on the sands. This discarded rubbish is cleaned up daily in the summer but the provision of more beach side bins or bins placed on the sands during high season would help alleviate this particular problem provided that the bins are regularly emptied.

Mumbles Community Council is now in the second year of a cleansing contract partnership with the City and County of Swansea financed by Mumbles Community Council for the provision of additional cleansing services in The Mumbles and throughout our community area. This contract provides a dedicated cleansing operative and equipped vehicle for our area operating through the council Clerk. This enables a fast response to cleansing requests from residents or councillors. Unfortunately the terms of the existing contract does not allow for weekend or Bank Holiday working and therefore currently this service cannot be deployed when perhaps it could be more effective.

Traffic issues:

Newton Road on an average day

Illegal parking outside the shops and banks in Newton Road causes traffic congestion and is perhaps the most noticeable example of the traffic problems in the area. Traffic jams on the main approaches to Mumbles also create difficulties for delivery vehicles, public transport and emergency services. Queues of cars outside the beach car parks create difficulties for both visitor traffic and local drivers.

There are also different kinds of traffic problems in various The Mayals Green ‘Rat Run’ parts of the Mumbles Community Council area. These include vehicles driven too fast along narrow roads and country lanes. One example is speeding vehicles entering the 30 mph limit at the top of Mayals Road which has in part been highlighted by the recent installation of rumble wave strips part paid for by Mumbles Community Council in an effort to help alleviate this problem.

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Community Safety: Mumbles is part of the South Wales Police Force area. The wards of Newton and Mayals are classed as having a low level of crime while Oystermouth and West Cross have an average level of crime as does Swansea within the South Wales area. In the period from February 2009 – January 2010 in the five key categories of crime, burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, violence and anti social behaviour (ASB) the total number of crimes in the Mumbles Community Council area was 829 which amounted to 2.5% of Swansea’s and 1.4% of the South Wales Police Force area total. The category that is highlighted in all four wards is anti social behaviour accounting for 605 (72% ) of the 829 reported crimes. Violent crime accounted for 128 crimes mostly in Oystermouth and West Cross wards. There were 37 incidences of burglary and this includes commercial premises. Vehicle related crime accounted for 55 crimes with the majority, 32, in Oystermouth. Overall Mumbles Community Council area does not suffer a high incidence of serious crimes but does suffer from anti social behaviour which is an issue that the police are prioritising through their community police officers and People and Communities Together (PACT) meetings and Neighbourhood Watch Groups.

Vandalised bus shelter, West Cross

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The view from the wards: Mayals

Mayals

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Ward demographic profile Total population 2,834 At 16.8% Mayals has the lowest population total of the four wards.

The Mayals ward area has: • Two of the jewels of the area with Clyne Gardens and Clyne Country Park • Easy access to both Swansea and Mumbles • The Blackpill Lido, promenade and beach. • Blackpill Wildlife Centre • Clyne Common and Clyne Golf Club

Gender Males, 1399 Females, 1435

49% 51%

Number of households

1151

Employment: 16 -74 years This represents 40% of the ward population

1156

Respondent’s Age profile 75 + 60-74 25-59

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• Clyne Farm Activity Centre

Respondents’ comments On Their Local Area In the comments section of the questionnaire residents in Mayals considered the key issues to be traffic and major developments.

Traffic Overall the main comments for Mayals concerned traffic issues in the area. Key local traffic issues were stated as: • The lack of disabled parking spaces at the Blackpill Lido. • The need to ease traffic congestion from the West Cross to Mayals junction. • An improved and increased bus service which also includes Owls Lodge Lane and more bus shelters. • Residents were also concerned about traffic on Mayals Road and would like traffic calming measures. • Concerns were also raised about the numbers of cars parking on Mayals Road near the junction with Mumbles Road.

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Respondent Profile - Mayals Male

31%

Female

22%

No reply

45%

Mayals Key Priorities Services 7% Community Safety 0% Community Partner 0% Community Info 0% Environment 0%

Traffic 66%

Business 3% Major Development 7% Development & Conservation 4%

Community Facilities 14%

Major Developments Residents supported a sensitive development of Oystermouth Square although one respondent did not want to see any major developments anywhere. There was one suggestion for an open air swimming pool at Limeslade.

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The view from the wards: Newton

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Ward demographic profile Total population Newton ward has 18.7% of the population of our area.

3150

Gender Males, 1482 Females, 1668

47% 53%

Number of households

1410 1300

• Caswell, Langland and Rotherslade beaches and connecting cliff path

Employment: 16 -74 years This is 41% of the total ward population

• Bishop’s Wood

Respondent’s Age profile

• Langland Golf Club

75 + 60-74 25-59 17-24 Age not given

The Newton ward area has:

• Langland Bay Conservation Area • Highest average age profile of the four wards

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Respondents’ comments On Their Local Area In the comments section of the questionnaire residents in Newton considered the key issues to be traffic, major developments, the provision of services and community facilities.

Traffic

Community Facilities

Comments on the traffic issues supported the views of residents in Oystermouth ward regarding parking, traffic management, calming measures and safe routes for pedestrians.

The overwhelming issue was support for Newton Community Hall as many Newton Residents have worked especially hard to raise money for its redevelopment and they took the opportunity afforded by the questionnaire to make a grant request for their hall their first priority.

Developments There was general support for developments in Oystermouth Square, the quarry car park, and the Royal British Legion.

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There were also comments about improving and supporting facilities for young people. Residents were also closely connected to the sports facilities in Underhill Park and wanted to see improvements and a development of community facilities there.

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Respondent Profile - Newton Male

21%

Female

31%

No reply

48%

Newton Key Priorities Community Safety 3%

Development & Conservation 7%

Environment 1% Traffic 25%

Community Facilities 39%

Community Info 1%

Services 12%

Business 1% Heritage 1%

Major Developments 10%

Development & Conservation Overall residents had a real desire for the continued conservation of their area, which borders the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). With regard to their own locality residents would like to see wider pavements from the top of Newton Road to Picket Mead and improvement to the footpath across the Mead. There was also support for improving cliff path safety and penalising cyclists who use this pedestrian only path. Some residents wanted to prohibit unnecessary large building developments and most supported increased protection of green areas and the green belt.

Unsafe cliff path near Whiteshell Point

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The view from the wards: Oystermouth

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Ward demographic profile Total population 4,316 With 26.7% of the total population Oystermouth is our second biggest ward. Gender Males, 2089 Females, 2226

48% 52%

The Oystermouth ward area has:

Number of households

3014

• The main shopping area in the community which supports a variety of small independent shops, supermarkets, banks Post Office and library

Employment: 16 -74 years At 43.6% of the total population this is the highest employment level of the four wards

1882

• Numerous restaurants and pubs

Respondent’s Age profile 75 + 60-74 25-59

• Is a key tourist destination • Most of the major public and private redevelopment sites are in this ward: Oystermouth Castle, the Royal British Legion site, Oystermouth Square, the Knab Rock watersports facilities and the proposed pier and hotel complex.

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Respondents’ comments On Their Local Area In the comments section of the questionnaire residents in Oystermouth considered the key issues to be traffic, major developments, the provision of services and community facilities.

Traffic

Developments

Parking was the top issue with lack of parking spaces and increased illegal parking when there is little likelihood of receiving a parking ticket.

Most respondents wanted to see a sensitive development of Oystermouth Square and for the development to include landscaping and an open environment that is not overwhelmed with restaurants and pubs. Some respondents also wanted to see a new bus station incorporated into any development of the Square.

Respondents considered that general traffic management needed reviewing. More safety measures need to be introduced such as traffic calming and pedestrian crossings to help reduce speeding and improve pedestrian safety.

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The development of the Royal British Legion site was also supported but again with the proviso that it has to fit in with the surroundings area. There were also concerns about the increased parking requirements associated with the larger developments and there was wide support for a multi storey car park to be built in Oystermouth Quarry. (Clements’ Quarry Car Park)

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Respondent Profile - Oystermouth Male

28%

Female

32%

Age not given

32%

Oystermouth Key Priorities Community Partner 1%

Traffic 24% Heritage 2%

Community Safety 7%

Environment 1%

Community Facilities 14% Services 22%

Community Info 0% Development & Conservation 4%

Business 1% Major Developments 24%

Services

Community Facilities and Leisure

Many respondents commented on the shabbiness of Oystermouth and how it would benefit from a general paint and clean up along with the concealment of commercial wheeled bins. They were also keen to see more litter and dog bins and also enforced penalties for not clearing up after dogs.

The majority of respondents wanted to see improved and updated facilities in Underhill Park. Specific references were made to the changing rooms and the drainage of rugby and football pitches.

Sewage smells from the road drains in Newton Road were also highlighted. There was wide support for the introduction of conservation and ecosystem services.

They would like to see increased support for existing and new local groups and initiatives. More events for residents and visitors in the locality were also highlighted.

Also many respondents called for a clearing of footpaths and trimming of trees overhanging pavements.

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The view from the wards: West Cross

West Cross

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Ward demographic profile Total population 6475 West Cross has the highest population of our four wards with 38.6% of the total

The West Cross ward area has: • Mixed housing stock and with 6475 residents the largest population of the four wards. • The planned new area of Village Green fronting Mumbles Road • Several areas of public green space and four primary schools • Two areas with thriving local stores that are well patronised

Gender Males, 2996 Females, 3479

46% 54%

Number of households

3014

Employment: 16 -74 years At 38% of the population, this is the lowest of the four wards

2464

Respondent’s Age profile 75 + 60-74 25-59 17-24 Age not given

24 48 33 2 1

• Clyne Common on one boundary and Swansea Bay on another

Respondents’ comments On Their Local Area In the comments section of the questionnaire residents in West Cross considered the key issues to be traffic, major developments, the provision of services and community facilities.

Traffic

Major Developments

In common with Oystermouth residents, traffic issues were important and included parking issues in Mumbles and especially the development of the Clements Quarry car park.

The majority of respondents supported a sensitive development of Oystermouth Square. There was also a comment about the appearance of some of the properties adjoining the square but as these are privately owned the community council can only present residents’ views to the City and County of Swansea in an attempt to influence the owners.

Specifically the need for traffic calming measures for the West Cross estate and a pedestrian crossing from Bethany Lane to the sea front were two issues considered important.

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Residents would also like to see more local authority housing, and have the opportunity for earlier consultation regarding proposed major developments. Mumbles Community Council is working towards achieving ‘Village Green ‘status for the open land between the Alderwood Road shops and the Mumbles Road. This would protect this important open space in perpetuity for the benefit of all.

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Respondent Profile - West Cross Male

22%

Female

35%

Age not given

51%

West Cross Key Priorities Community Facilities 19%

Environment 5% Traffic 23%

Community Partner 1%

Community Safety 3%

Services 17% Development & Conservation 10%

Heritage 0%

Community Partner 1% Business 1% Major Developments 19%

Services

Community Facilities

Residents wanted to see a general clean up of their area with a clamp down on dog fouling and footpaths and pavements cleaned up.

Comments on community facilities suggested support for the development of more facilities and activities for young people, including general gym and tennis provision and more evening activities.

Overall, residents in West Cross appeared to feel very much part of Mumbles and were keen to see some developments there and positive action on parking issues. They were also conscious that there needed to be support for more facilities for young people in the area.

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Major commercial and tourist development proposals

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Most of the current major development proposals are in Oystermouth ward with the exception of the leisure complex proposal at Blackpill. Three of the Oystermouth proposals are in the centre of the village and each will make a major and lasting impact on the Victorian character of the village of Mumbles. The three developments are the Oystermouth castle restoration and interpretative centre, Oystermouth Square redevelopment and the redevelopment of the former Royal British Legion site in Newton Road. The two other proposals currently on the drawing board are the Mumbles Pier restoration with associated hotel and apartments and development of the water sports facilities buildings at Knab Rock. Planning approval and development control is the responsibility of the City and County of Swansea. Mumbles Community Council can gauge local resident and community opinion and represent those views to the City and County of Swansea ward councillors.

Oystermouth Castle restoration programme Swansea Council is proposing to ensure that Oystermouth Castle is preserved for future generations. The ancient landmark is the focus of a restoration plan to be carried out by specialist contractors who will aim to preserve the uniqueness of the castle. Immediate repair work will start in 2010 and the work will include restoring and stabilising the tops of the castle walls.

Oystermouth Castle interpretative centre The City and County of Swansea has also applied for funding for more extensive longer term work which will involve restoration of the fabric of the building. There will also be improvements to visitor access and new facilities, including an interpretation centre, and a raised public walkway in the chapel.

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Oystermouth Square The outline parameters for the redevelopment of Oystermouth Square are now defined in the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and responsibility for the re-development of this area lies with the developer and the City and County of Swansea. No application for development has been made by the preferred developer, E.P Leisure, since the publication of the UDP. Mumbles Community Council has the right to comment on development proposals. It will scrutinise any application thoroughly and its response will reflect the views expressed by respondents to the questionnaire. Responses from all of the wards showed the public's concern that the development should be sympathetic and sensitive to the site with well thought-out landscaping and the preservation, as far as possible, of an open environment.

Oystermouth Square in 2010, a community desert?

Mumbles Community Council broadly supports the design proposals for Oystermouth Square as defined in the Swansea Unitary Development Plan.

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Major commercial and tourist development proposals Development of the Royal British Legion site in Newton Road The British legion site is a private development. Planning approval and development control are the responsibility of City and County of Swansea.

Mumbles Pier restoration and associated hotel development The Mumbles Pier and hotel redevelopment complex is a private development. An outline of an acceptable development brief covering the redevelopment of this area of Mumbles is contained in the Unitary Development Plan. As with all developments planning approval and development control are the responsibility of City and County of Swansea and Mumbles Community Council’s role is to gauge local resident and community opinion and represent those views to the development control department of City and County of Swansea.

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The Knab Rock water sports facilities development and new toilet block The Knab Rock development, which will include shower facilities, toilets and water sports orientated shops, is one of the key elements in Swansea Council’s plan to develop Swansea Bay as a Water Sports Centre of Excellence. These facilities will be available to all and Mumbles Community Council, working in partnership with the City and County of Swansea, will provide a capital grant of £10,000 towards this project to help ensure its success. It is expected that this facility will be completed before the end of 2012.

Blackpill leisure complex The Blackpill leisure complex site is a private development. It currently has planning approval and further progress is the responsibility of the developer and the City and County of Swansea.

We need to consider the future impact that any of these developments may have on the local environment once completed. These could include the financial benefits gained from increased tourism revenue visits but also the increased traffic in the area and the additional coach and car parking requirements.

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The next steps The Mumbles Community Council Vision is:

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‘To support residents in achieving a more attractive, cleaner, safer and more confident Mumbles area for all to enjoy’. Our aims, which will help us fulfil this vision, and the action plan, which will help ensure the attainment of those aims, are outlined below. Our aims To complement and supplement the statutory and other services provided in our community by the City and County of Swansea. To provide additional services and enhanced facilities for our community as identified within our action plan or through community consultation. To support the objectives of the various organisations working to preserve and protect the environment and heritage of our community To provide a clean, welcoming environment for both our community and visitors to our area Our action plan The responses from the questionnaire will guide the action plan which will assist us over the next ten years to achieve a ‘Mumbles’ that all will be proud of. Many residents’ comments are already being progressed but having a formal programme where those activities and projects that the community would like us to provide or develop help focus the work of the Community Council’s various committees. This will enable them to work within a structured and accountable strategy as the community plan progresses and evolves in future years. Based on the findings of the questionnaire the Community Council’s strategic aims are:

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AIM:

To press the City and County of Swansea to tackle effectively issues of traffic and parking in all ward areas

AIM:

To improve the cleanliness of the area by actively working with the City and County of Swansea

AIM:

To support and undertake projects that improve community facilities

AIM:

To protect our diverse area by supporting environmentally friendly and sensitive developments

AIM:

To work with community partners and promote Mumbles Community Council area through communication and media outlets

AIM:

To continue to improve the effectiveness of Mumbles Community Council

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Achievement Timescales

Activity

Current year 3-5 years or next year

5-10 years

2010/2012

2015/2020

2012/2014

10+ years

Oystermouth new street lamps repayment period 2006 - 2010 Christmas lights, additions and replacement Scented garden Knab Rock water sports facilities (showers, toilet and shop) Navy Days West Cross Village Green Schools tree planting and Clyne Orchard Underhill park drainage improvements Traffic and parking improvements Proposed implementation

MCC Project

Community Influence only

Financial collaboration

It is our intention to update our Action Plans annually and review the structure of our Community Plan in 2013 when the draft of the City and County of Swansea’s Local Development Plan should be available.

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Achievements Annual events and activities, current and proposed

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Other activities and annual events: • Christmas Tree and lights outside the Ostreme Centre • The ‘Honour of Mumbles’ annual award • £10,000 of grant support provided to a wide range of local charities • Part funding of the initial investigation into the Underhill Park flooding problems • Planned development of a scented garden

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Knab Rock, new water sports facilities

Cleansing Operative contract ongoing on a year-on year basis

Christmas Street lighting improved and upgraded every year

Twinning activities with Hennebont, Brittany and Kinsale, Ireland

Numbers of planters and hanging baskets Increased every year

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New Tree Preservation Order for major trees at Picket Mead, Newton

Community Orchard at Clyne, planting 2010/11

Navy Days

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Appendix I: Questionnaire methodology Scope of the community consultation In January 2009, prior to the start of the community consultation process, an initial discussion was held with senior personnel in the City and County of Swansea. Subsequent to this meeting each of the City and County of Swansea ward councillors was invited to meet the Community Planning Committee in order to offer their advice and to discuss the issues facing their ward. Following this initial consultation, it was decided that a community questionnaire should be produced and distributed to all households in the Council’s area. The questionnaire would be supported by a display explaining and promoting the objectives. It was agreed that, because of the number of residents who were likely to be away during the summer, the questionnaire should be incorporated into the Community Council’s annual newsletter which was planned for distribution in September. This newsletter also provided the opportunity to provide more information about the reasons for the community consultation questionnaire. The questionnaire The questionnaire was designed as a tear off back page to the A5 newsletter. This format allowed for the questions to be contained on one side of the card cover with a Royal Mail Freepost licence printed on the other side with the council’s office as the return address. A copy of the questions included can be found in Appendix II. The newsletter and questionnaire was distributed to some 8,200 households during the third and fourth weeks of September 2009 and responses were accepted until the first week of December. This consultation was also promoted on the Mumbles Community Council web site and a PDF of the questionnaire (in large print format) was available to download from this web site at: http://www.mumbles.gov.uk/ Supporting display locations The panels promoting the consultation were mounted on a portable display stand. Additional Newsletter/Questionnaires were available on the stand and a box was supplied into which completed questionnaires could be posted. The first location was Mumbles library and the unit was there for two weeks. The stand was displayed in the library foyer and was a talking point and a great success, apart from one person twice taking bulk packs of Newsletters. These we now know were filled in by the Newton Church Hall lobby group. At the end of October the display was moved to the foyer of Clyne Golf Club in Mayals for one week. It was then moved to Newton ward at the beginning of November and displayed in Woollacott’s butchers shop in Nottage Road for one week. Finally in the third week of November the unit was moved back to the centre Mumbles for one week and displayed in the entrance foyer of the Somerfields supermarket (now recently rebranded as a Co-operative foodstore).

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Appendix II: The questionnaire The questionnaire... Please mark your answers. Are you a resident or visitor?

Resident

Visitor

Visitors: What is your home town? Residents: Where do you live? Oystermouth

Newton

Mayals

West Cross

Please indicate your gender and age band: Male

Female

10-16

17-24

25-59

60-74

75+

Do you think it is a good idea to have a community plan ? Yes

No (If no, why not?)

Please indicate the importance you would put on each of the different aspects of the Community Plan, where: 1 = most important

2 = very important

4= not important

3= important

5= least important

Business & Tourism

Development & Conservation

Community Safety

Heritage

Community Facilities & Leisure

Major Developments

Community Information

Our Environment

Community Services

Traffic & Parking

Community Partners

Other

What specific improvements would you like to see included in the Community Plan for our area?

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Appendix II: Questionnaire data Are you a resident or visitor? Resident: Where do you live? Total Responses

Oystermouth

Newton

Mayals

West Cross

No Response

409

100

147

35

108

19

Visitors: What is your home town? Home town

No. of responses

Residents

398

Visitors

5

No response

6

Total

409

Please indicate your gender: Gender Total Male

81

Female

122

No Response

203

Total

409

Please indicate your Age:

Total

10 – 16

17 – 24

25 – 59

60 – 74

0

5

123

173

75+ No response 98

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Do you think it is a good idea to have a community plan? 384 respondents agreed that they would like to see a Community Plan with 10 not wanting a plan: 3 from Newton, 1 from Oystermouth, 4 from Mayals and 2 from West Cross and there were 15 no responses.

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Yes

384

No

10

No response

15

Total responses

409

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Please indicate the importance you would put on each of the different aspects of the Community Plan, where: All respondents ranked comments 2nd 3rd 1st

Totals Totals

Community Facilities

90

13

2

105

Traffic

81

25

2

108

Major Development

56

19

2

77

Services

39

26

1

66

Development & Conservation

16

19

3

38

Community Safety

9

0

1

10

Environment

3

3

0

6

Business

2

0

0

2

Community Information

3

0

0

3

Heritage

1

1

0

2

Community Partners

1

0

0

1

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Appendix III: Comments received

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Oystermouth Ward

Comments received by main category

Major Developements 21

Oystermouth Square =18 Look at originals on landscape/dev = No pubs/restaurants on square = 1 Renovate Pier =1 Multi story car park quarry + supermarket = 3 Mumbles railway re-instate =3 Develop British Legion Site = 2 No development in lower Newton Road =1 Reduce noise due to drinking =1

Traffic = 22

Improve general traffic management = 9 One way system Newton Road =3 Traffic calming Castle Road and Newton Road above school = 2 Parking issues = 9 free parking in winter at beaches, traffic wardens, reduce parking costs More disabled residents parking, Traffic wardens two more pedestrian crossings = 9 Review Bus Route =2 Mumbles Bypass = 2

Services = 16

General clean up: = 10 Clean up dog mess Less litter support painting shop fronts More bins & litter collections Sewage smells in dry weather More conservation & ecosystem services Remove Shop bins in Southend = 2 More facilities in Castle fields = 2 Signage & bins dog fouling =1 Improve & clean footpaths & remove overhanging bushes = 4 Open toilet facilities later in evenings =1 Tarmac pavements Higher Lane & Oystermouth =1

Community Facilities = 13

Support Newton Church Hall =4 Provide arts & film Facilities =1 Provide more family facilities = 1 Promote water sports = 2 Promote other events = 1 Support local initiatives = 2 Improve facilities in Underhill Park, grounds, toilets = 4 Leisure Centre = 1 Improve sports facilities = 1 Improve drainage at Underhill = 1 Keep Blackpill lido open June – September = 1

Environment = 1

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Development & Conservation = 2 Develop Beach Facilities = 1 Enforce noise pollution legislation = 1 No more pubs & restaurants =1 Develop tourism on Victorian theme = 1 Community Safety = 6

More police =5 Safety railings = 1 Oppose large build of executive housing = 1

Heritage = 2

Promote history & Culture =1 Maintain Oystermouth Castle = 1 Protect heritage =1

Community Partners = 1

Joint plan with Swansea =1

Development & Conservation = 3 Disabled access to cliff walks & commercial properties = 2 Thoughtful & quality of life developments = 1

West Cross ward

Comments received by main category

Major Dev = 6

Oystermouth Square = 1 Develop properties opposite square = 3 Quarry car park = 1 Boarspit Park lighting & drainage =1 Newton Community Hall =5 Improve facilities Underhill =1 Improved Facs Young People =3 Indoor Leisure Facility = 3 Evening tennis provision = 1 Live music events = 1 Gym facilities = 1 More seats on green opposite the Co-op = 1 Upgrade toilet & changing facilities =1 Village area for residents not business = 1 Support Norton area =1 More art venues = 1 Clean up especially shops =2 Grass cutting 7 weed spraying = 1 Remove refuse bins Newton Road (by Police station) = 1 Install lighting whole length of promenade = 1 Create village green Heathfield Road = 1 Promote green spaces = 1 Designated dog beaches = 1 Parking issues = 7 Traffic calming = 4 One way traffic system = 3 (Improve) bus stop at Oystermouth = 2 Pedestrian crossings at Bethany Lane to front & chestnut Ave = 2 More frequent public transport = 1

Community Facilities = 17

Services = 5

Environment = 3

Traffic = 18

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Services = 12

Clean up, dog fouling, toilets & general Paint council flats, Fairwood Road Sort drains Newton Road Better info on bus services Improve drainage front Maintain pathways

Major Dev = 18

Oystermouth Square = 10 No development oystermouth Square = 1 Mumbles train =2 More LA housing = 1 Consult more with residents =1 Bridge from car park to Blackpill Lido = 1 Lock gated area Knab Rock to Mumbles = 1 Steam powered railway = 1

Development & Conservation = 7 Sort derelict building front = 1 CCS stop overdevelopment = 1 Tarmac footpath Lynderw = 1 Lower keep left signs Mayals Road =1 Turn seats to face the road opposite the Co-op = 1 Retain green areas & character buildings = 1 Restore fairy lights by bowling green = 1 More seats & trees on promenade = 1 Community Safety = 3 More police = 1 Clamp down on drug use = 1 Repair broken pavements = 1

Mayals Ward

Comments received by main category

Traffic = 12

Parking issues = 9 Disabled parking at Blackpill Lido Park & ride wanted Residents parking Blackpill More traffic wardens Stop parking near filter lane at Mayals Traffic general = 4 One way system Mumbles Ease congestion with roundabout at junction WX/Mayals Remove short cut at Mayals green Traffic calming Reduce speed Wentworth Cresc

Services = 2

Bus service Mayals to Mumbles Bus service Owls Lodge Lane = 2 Promote library services Improve frequency of bus service Redevelop Boots – Tennis Courts Develop Oystermouth Square = 2 Develop Facilities at Underhill Park No major development Multi story car park Quarry Oystermouth

Major Dev = 5

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Community Facilities = 3

More bus stops/shelters WX (services?) Open air swimming pool at Limeslade Maintain cycle path Improve general facilities Cycle path Mayals to Bishopston Development and Conservation Preserve Oystermouth Square as open space

Business = 2

Work with businesses more Control shop frontage & signs

Newton Ward

Comments received by main category

Traffic = 36

Parking issues = 14 Quarry car park, 1 hr free for residents Free parking on Sundays. One way system Mumbles = 8 Cycle parking improve Bus issues = 8 Speed reduction = 6 Light rail transport on front = 1 Safe routes for pedestrians = 2 Traffic calming = 2 Improve disabled parking

Services = 9

Trim hedges = 1 Remove dog fouling = 1 Improve services to elderly = 1 Replace bus stop Oystermouth = 1 Improve toilets at beaches = 1 Clean streets = 2

C Safety = 5

Pavement improvement = 2 More police = 1 Remove beggars prosecute for dog fouling Oystermouth Square = 10 British Legion site = 3 Quarry Car Park = 3 Monitor new build in Newton = 1 Oppose executive large houses = 1 Newton Community Hall = 49 Groynes in bay to save sand (Maj Dev?) More facilities for Newton = 8 CCS adopt Summerland lane = 1 Improve toilets in castle grounds Facilities/ events for youth in Newton = 2 Develop Underhill Park No cyclists on cliff path Put cycle track on seaward side of promenade No dogs on beaches (services?) Any events after noon Sundays More ward events

Major Dev = 18

C Facilities = 64

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Services = 11

General clean up Mumbles Remove re-cycling bins Improve toilet facilities at beaches Beaches dog free clean up dog fouling Maintain footpaths

Dev & Con = 6

Improve cliff path safety Wider pavement top of Newton Road More initiatives in Newton Improve pathway at Picketts Mead Stop unnecessary new build Control excessive building

Environment = 2

Tree planting Croftfield Stop noise pollution

Community Information = 1

Website for Mumbles

Business = 1

Develop for residents not business

Heritage = 1

More cultural events

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Appendix IV A Guide to Community and Town Council Borrowing Approvals, Wag 2009 A Vision for a Sustainable Swansea Local development Plan, delivery agreement, CCS project work commenced, November 2009 Oystermouth Square, Draft Development Brief Regeneration Directorate & Environment Directorate, April 2006. (Now incorporated into the UDP) Review of Part of Community Boundaries in the City and County of Swansea, Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales, 2009 Shoreline Management Plan SMP2: Swansea and Carmarthen Bay Shoreline Management Plan Lavernock Point to St Ann’s Head, Appendix E: Policy Development and Appraisal April 2010 Swansea Bay Strategy - Report on Public Consultation to Council by the Cabinet Member for Economic and Strategic Development, February 28th 2008 Swansea 2020: Swansea’s Economic Regeneration Strategy, City & County of Swansea, Sustainable Development Policy The Order Amending the Government of Wales Act 2006 (“The 2006 Act”). The order extends the legislative competence of the national assembly for Wales to make laws known as measures of the national assembly for Wales (referred to in the 2006 act as “Assembly Measures”). The legislative competence conferred by this order is subject to general limitations on the exercise of that legislative ‘Overall, the local authority and its community planning partners should participate in community planning and assist the local authority in the discharge of their duties relating to community planning.’ Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009, Community Strategies and Planning.’ The Unitary Development Plan, adopted November 2008, City and County of Swansea ➢

Policy SP8: providing homes and community facilities (tourism)

Policy 23: The Green Wedge

Policy 24: Wild life corridors

Policy 25: Sites of international importance

Policy 26: Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB)

Policy 27: Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and National Nature Reserves (NNR)

EV 9: Development in Conservation areas

EV29 & EV 30: Common land, tree and woodland protection

EV 31: Protection of the undeveloped coastline

EV 33: Sewage disposal

EV 36 & EV 37: Flood risk and tidal and river defences

Wales Spatial Plan: Swansea Bay: The Waterfront & Western Valleys

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