Persimmon Meeting brief Summary

So the meeting with Persimmon has just finished. Here are some basic points on what was discussed. We will be adding to this in due course so please check back for updates.

MANY THANKS to Cllr Martin Williams for organising the meeting and asking questions on behalf of residents that did not attend.


  • Currently out for enquires, 4-5 companies have expressed an interest. They would not expand on that but Sainsburys local was mentioned first (as if that was a firm interest) and then both Sainsburys and Tesco Express was mentioned afterwards as the type of company that MAY be interested.
  • The shops will be similar to what they have in Broadlands. But they will look like houses and not ‘tin sheds’ like Broadlands. They are aiming for the village style square when they build the shops.


  • No enquiries have been received from any brewery with regard to building a pub on Parc Derwen.

They basically said they will only cater for certain shops and a pub if the companies come forward and express an interest…if they do Persimmon will accomodate them.


Footpaths to be started next month, within 9 months all footpath spanning from west-east will be completed. Not all will have lighting. They are starting from the west first and working their way across. I have the plans here on paper but we don’t have the electronic version yet.

3G Pitch

3G pitch to be ready between 4-5 weeks weather permitting. Other pitches need to settle over the course of 6 months before they will be ready for use.

New Play area

  • No clarity yet from Bridgend Council that they will adopt and maintain the play areas. As a result of this, Persimmon will not commit to a timescale on other play areas until they have confirmation from BCBC.
  • However, Persimmon will appoint a management company to look after the areas if BCBC do not take over responsibility.

Temporary bollards

  • These will remain in place until the Council specify what system they want. Could be raising bollards to allow buses and emergency vehicles through or a camera system that will fine people using the through road as a short cut.

Adoption of all roads in the North

There is one section of road stopping the adoption of all roads to the north of the development.

Red paint for current black cobbled areas

This is due to start again in May, as the temperatures are higher and required for this to be finished.

Road and drains by Trem Gwlad Yr Haf

They have now smoothed off around the raised ironworks. But they did say that they will have them lowered down more (for now), as the road surfacing in that area is some way off yet. (No timescale specified)

Fibre Broadband

They played the dumb card on this one, they wouldn’t give any information on it whatsoever.

Construction traffic during School Hours

They were challenged on this and basically blamed it on contractors sub contracting out. They seemed genuinely concerned it was still happening though and have vowed to chase it up. BUT he did say that he had not received any complaints about it recently for him to act on it (Construction Director).


Persimmon Plans 1
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Persimmon Plans 4


Interim Community Access Plan Report

Hi all,

you may recall that some months ago I shared a link to a community access survey to understand what journeys you made, to where and how.

The survey also asked you to outline your concerns regarding access within our community and what would encourage people to walk and cycle more as an alternative to the car.

I would like to thank you all for your time in completing the questionnaires.

I’m pleased to announce that an interim report has been produced by a working group of the community council summarising the results of the questionnaires and subsequent surveys of various hot spots within the Coity Higher area. The report can be found by following the link below.

The report suggests possible solutions to the access hot spots that have been identified.

I must stress that this is an interim report and the next stage is to consult with you all to see if you agree with the findings and possible solutions and for you to highlight where we may have missed things or maybe where you disagree with or can offer alternative solutions.

We also need to understand what your highest priorities are (there are many issues highlighted) but where would you spend your first pound?

The next steps will be for the working group to take account of your feedback and develop a final Community Access Plan. That plan will then form the basis of a funding application from BCBC and the Welsh Government to progress one or more project.

Although the plan will initially be used to seek funding for a project/s I believe that it will be the first time that the community council has a single document summarising the transport and access challenges faced by our community and it should therefore inform council priorities and future projects (and funding applications) over the next five years following May’s elections.

So, please have a look at the report and feedback your comments either to me or the clerk of the community council by 28th February 17 so that they can be incorporated into the final Community Access Plan.

As the plan enters its next phase the workload will increase so we’re also looking for people from within the community with the time, determination and skills to join the working group and help drive the completion of Coity Higher’s Community Access Plan.

Thanks, look forward to hearing your ideas.