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To: Vale of Glamorgan Council
Keep St Paul's Penarth for the community
Please retain the core purpose and function of the building for community use. The current proposals offer limited scope for extensive community use, and the change to a largely residential site will loose the potential of St Paul's for generations to come.
Why is this important?
St Paul's has been an important site for community cohesion since it was built, not only as a church, but as a community center, arts center and sports club. The mainly residential development of the building will deprive the community of a large and versatile space with the potential to serve the whole of Penarth for many years.
It clearly needs to be re-developed, but the current proposal was agreed without any community consultation, and a previous 2013 consultation gave an overwhelming majority to retain a sole community function. This has been ignored by VoG councilors who have prioritised other agendas.
We are asking the council to demonstrate proper consultation with the community rather than being left to object to a private construction company.
We are suggesting that a far greater space than the proposed rooms are needed for community use and that the current design of residential dwellings are not suitable.
Please sign this petition if you are interested in St Paul's retaining a primary function in serving the broader community for generations to come.
How it will be delivered
This will be delivered to the VoG council and as part of the objection to the current planning application by Newydd and WYG.