Maesglas street protest
12:02pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
Protest outside the Guildhall in Cardigan on Saturday morning against the proposed development on the Maesglas play area. Emyr Rhys Williams (1593589)
ANGRY Maesglas residents took their protest against plans to develop their children’s playground to the streets of Cardigan on Saturday.
Shoppers, councillors and local residents showed their opposition towards the plans, and more than 200 signatures were collected on a petition against the planning application during the protest, held outside the town’s Guildhall.
The rally was organised by the recently formed North Cardigan Action and Support Group, as part of its campaign to halt the proposed development of nine properties at land at Maesglas by housing association, Tai Ceredigion.
Around 100 local residents, including children holding placards, protested outside the Guildhall, while passing drivers tooted in support
Locals opposing the plans say the proposal will involve building of flats and houses on a section of land which has been used as a play area by local children for many years. It is also proposed that 20 garages will be demolished as part of the development.
Maesglas residents Teresa Harries and Billy Billingham said protestors received a positive response from the public.
Teresa said: “We were very pleased with how it went, A lot of people who came up to us had read about the situation and wanted to show their support and say ‘well done’.