Penarth Town Council is disappointed that the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has resolved to not transfer the Kymin House & Grounds to the Town Council and people of Penarth.
Plans to do so have been in the public domain since December 2016 when the Town Council issued its Aims, Visions & Objectives document and has subsequently highlighted its desire to manage the Kymin on a long term lease basis on a variety of occasions.
The Town Council has complied with the Vale Council’s CAT application process and requested a transfer based on the existing operational agreement between the two councils since 1982. Further proposed enhancement and development plans have been discussed and costed by Penarth Town Council and these plans were to be the subject of thorough community consultation events in the near future seeking residents’ approval prior to formally advising the Vale of Glamorgan Council of the proposal.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s recent announcement, that it intends to undertake a review of all strategic assets in the Vale and that this application was premature, was never made known to the Town Council at any point during the time this application has been outstanding.