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28th March 2024: News Update

28th March 2024: Kilvey Hill Gathering

An amazing turnout of around 150 people over the weekend for the gathering at Kilvey hill – see pic below. A video is being made of the day and as soon as it is finished it will be posted here.

24th March 2024: Kilvey Hill Gathering at… Kilvey Hill

4th March 2024: Council Rethink Kilvey Hill Disposal

Although no decision has yet been made on the planning application, one piece of good news is that the council’s planned disposal of part of Kilvey Hill has been postponed due to significant community response. Well done everyone that put in an objection! For more info see https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=358534650506748&set=a.112709815089234.

25th November 2023: Planning Application Submitted

The planning application for the development of Kilvey Hill has now been submitted, and you have until 5th December 2023 to submit an objection or comments.

It is really important that you submit an objection, even if it is only a brief one sentence line.

You can make your objection online at: https://property.swansea.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=RZHHXHEVGEN00&fbclid=IwAR3xwTzj4iSaCKUrgcz6UB-KY121NEvnhKZ35wi8tA0WzAW5GQJUcOG11tg

You can also submit your objection by email to:

planning@swansea.gov.uk

Or you can submit your objection in writing to:

Planning and City Regeneration, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN.

An example letter can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/savekilveyhill/posts/pfbid02hRg2AjvSRauL44CYY4zDJ3LoobEtDx13KSNvWHjePv8WhnLj88rsdepvudp4xekml

There will be a drop in session where you can get advice on submitting an objection this Wednesday 29th November at the Dockers Club, 5pm until 7pm, so if you want to ask question then that is the place to go.

Once again, please submit an objection even if it is only a brief comment saying why you object.  It doesn’t have to be technical although obviously that would be more beneficial, but all objections will be noted so it is important to get an objection in regardless of whether it is a technical objection or not.

The final decision from the council will be made on 1st March 2024.

Sat 28th October 2023: Kilvey Hill Event in Swansea

For Facebook page click this.

๐Ÿ—“ Date: October 28th โฐ Time: 12:00-3:30 ๐Ÿ“ Location: Castle Square, Swansea
Join us for a memorable, family-friendly day to celebrate the beauty and importance of Kilvey Hill. From ecological talks to live music, we’ve got something for everyone!

12:00 – Meet at Castle Square

Face painting for kids & adults ๐ŸŽจ
Forest-themed costumes ๐Ÿ‚
Bandannas for dogs ๐Ÿถ
Wildlife photos & placards for the march ๐ŸŒฟ
1:00 – Follow the Green Man to Oxford Street

  • Lead by Phil Burton, the Green Man on Stilts ๐ŸŒณ
  • Dress in green or brown, or pick up a tree cloak from the square ๐ŸŒฒ

1:15-2:15 – Main Event

  • Testimonies from local Kilvey Hill Residents and users ๐ŸŽค
  • Talks from ecologists Like Nigel Robins๐Ÿƒ
  • Live Music & choir with easy-to-join songs ๐ŸŽถ

2:00 – 3-Minute Birdsong Vigil: Download the Chris Packham birdsong and join in ๐Ÿฆ https://www.chrispackham.co.uk/birdsong

2:15 – Return to Castle Square: Learn about Kilvey Hill and Kilvey woodland volunteers and future events like Christmas Tree Events, Wood Carving, and more. ๐ŸŽ„
3:00 – Closing Speeches: Hear from groups striving to Protect Kilvey Hill ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Important Notes:

The event is free & open to all!
Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead ๐Ÿพ
The venue is wheelchair accessible โ™ฟ
For more info, contact savekilveyhill@gmail.com
Supported by Swansea Climate Action Network ๐ŸŒ
Use hashtag #SaveKilveyHill to share your experiences ๐Ÿ“ธ
๐Ÿ‘‡ RSVP & spread the word! Let’s make this a day to remember! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿƒ

Sat 11th June 2023 – ‘Truth About Skyline’

Join us for a community walk, march, ride, drive or cycle to seek answers from Skyline and the council. Meeting point: Jersey Park,  3pm – 4pm. Route: from Jersey Park Ship Inn, then onto Landore and White Rock, aiming to arrive by 6pm. Walk march ride drive to White Rock, family entertainment and music. 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or ability. Let’s come together as a community and make our voices heard!

Weds 31st May 2023 – Campaign Meeting

Swansea Climate Action Meeting are hosting this meet at the Environment Centre, main hall, 6pm for food and a 6:30pm start.

Sat 27th May 2023 Protest

Protest Outside County Hall. Join our second march for answers regarding the above this Saturday 27/5/23 leaving Gwyn Mission Kilvey Rd @12 .. Ship Inn @1p.m. arriving County Hall by 2p.m for a rally. Please join us.

The pre-planning proposals for Kilvey hill fall far short of what was promised and leave nearly all our questions unanswered on safety, nature, open space, noise, traffic, parking , toxic deposits, CO2 Emissions,materials, traditional access , horse / bike exclusion etc.

Whilst County Hall is closed this Saturday, a meeting of Councillors discussing skyline – council plans is being held on June 2nd. The lack of transparency surely needs addressing if we are to make informed choices on any planning proposals. The council have lied about public funding and local community excluded , ignored and treated as an afterthought despite claims to the contrary. This is in danger of going ahead through the back door and acting now may at least forge considerations as the powers that be rush to gamble at least ยฃ12.5,000,000 of our taxes on an unpopular presumptuous venture with irreversible consequences for Kilvey hill.

Sat 20th May 2023 – Kilvey Hill Walk

Cilfรกi: walking the history of Kilvey Hill, Swansea. Nigel Robins will take you on a guided tour of some of the fantastic historical features of White Rock and Kilvey Hill. Nigel will talk about the pollution from the White Rock Copper Works, the environmental recovery and some of the industrial archaeology that makes Kilvey such a special place. Nigel will talk about the topics recently published in Cilfรกi: Historical Geography on Kilvey Hill, Swansea. which will be available to buy art a discounted price of ยฃ10 on the day. Tickets are free and to book your place click on this link.

Pre-Application Consultation Begins

Skyline begin the consultation phase of their proposed development on the 19th May 2023. This is not the formal planning application, but a consultation phase between Skyline and the planning department of Swansea Council prior to the planning application being made. Nonetheless people are still invited to make their representation. Anyone who wishes to do so must do it by the 19th May 2023 by e-mailing mail@asbriplanning.co.uk. Alternatively you can download this form and post it to: Asbri Planning Ltd, Unit 9 Oak Tree Court, Mulberry Drive, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RS.

More details about the consultation, as well as supporting technical documents, can be found by clicking this link.

Mon 15th May 2023 – Protest

Meeting on Bonymaen green at 5pm to March to Bonymaen Rugby club about 6 O’clock-ish to Councillors surgery at 7pm.