The last (unsuccessful) attempt to get permission to build on this site
In April 2006, application 2006/1031 was submitted to planners to build a "residential development" on the green land that is once more under threat.
The planning authority REFUSED the application on the following grounds:
1. The proposal constitutes an unjustified form of new development on the edge of the Gower fringe settlement of Bishopston within the open countryside contrary to West Glamorgan Structure Plan Review No. 2 Policies C1,C5 and H3 and Swansea Local Plan Review No 1 Policies V1 and V6.
2. Approval of this application would set an undesirable precedent for the consideration of other proposals of a similar nature in the Gower Fringe, the cumulative effect of which would be the progressive destruction of the character of the rural landscape.
3. The proposal would fail to conserve the best agricultural land as a finite resource for the future, contrary to Policy A1 of the Swansea Local Plan Review No.1.
4. The proposed development, by reason of its close proximity to a sewage treatment works, woudl result in significant issues of resultant noise and odour, and implications for the heath of local residents, which would in turn would seriously affect quality of life, and thus the amenities that any future occupiers should reasonably expect to enjoy. As such it is contrary to Policy BE2 of the Swansea Local Plan Review No.1.
5. The applicant has failed to demonstrate that the proposal would not have an unacceptable impact on highway safety, contrary to Policy BE2 of the Swansea Local Plan Review No.1.
Every one of the above reasons 1 - 5 is still valid