CONCERNS were raised about a potential housing development site during a virtual public meeting.

Anwyl Homes wants to build 49 new homes - 35 per cent of which will be affordable - on land at the corner of Bodafon Road and Nant-y-Gamar Road, Craig Y Don, Llandudno - South of Ysgol y Gogarth.

The well-attended public meeting, organised Janet Finch-Saunders, MS for Aberconwy, saw representatives from Anwyl, Satplan Ltd, Ysgol y Gogarth, Ysgol Bodafon, and the wider community consider numerous aspects of the proposal, including the potential knock-on impact to the students of Ysgol y Gogarth, highway issues, and property designs.

Individuals spoke with regards to the speed with which the contingency site is being considered.

Concerns were also raised about the designs of the housing, with the development potentially hooking into the existing electrical/water/drainage infrastructure, and the potential conflict with Ysgol y Gogarth; Some of the children who attend the campus have life-limiting problems and are among the most vulnerable children in the county.

Mrs Finch-Saunders said: "I was most pleased to convene this important public meeting, providing residents and stakeholders with a valuable opportunity to question those behind the development. Transparency is key to any housing project and so it is only right that concerns are given the space to be reviewed and discussed.

“The meeting recognised concerns over access to Nant y Gamar Road and the potential that this development could add to entrenched concerns about the safety of parents and children using highway. Taken in conjunction with concerns about the impact of the building work and the new estate on the education and care of children at Ysgol y Gogarth, the estate should not be built.

“In fact, the field should never have been a contingency site, and represents a real failure by Conwy County Borough Council’s Local Development Plan to protect Ysgol y Gogarth and all who work, study, and live there.

“With around 600 people on the housing list in Llandudno, we all recognise the need for more housing to be built.

"I have consistently been clear that any proposals must work in harmony with the existing infrastructure, however. I look forward to undertaking more community sessions on this very sensitive contingency site, going forward.”