**URGENT UPDATE 6/3/2021** Work to commence in Olchfa Lane on Monday 8th March. Councillors Cheryl Philpott and Mike Day were informed on 4 March that the work on creating the Olchfa Link Shared Use Path (SUP) in Clyne Valley will begin on Monday. Work will begin in Olchfa Lane. Letters have been sent to residents in Olchfa Lane.
Cllr. Mike Day said, ‘I am sorry that the Council are proceeding with the scheme when there still remain a number of concerns about safety and environmental issues. Officers have said that changes have been made but we are yet to see what they are.’
Cllr. Cheryl Philpott added, ‘If proper communication had been undertaken in the first place, a lot of time, effort and anxiety would have been avoided. We want to see the Valley being accessed by more people but also protected for future generations.’ We will keep you informed as we receive communication about future developments.
We the undersigned have major concerns over the Shared Use Path (SUP) Scheme through Clyne Valley for the following reasons:
1. Lack of evidence of demonstrable need for a SUP on the route proposed;
2. Lack of consultation with all stakeholders on the detailed scheme, against the requirements laid down in the Active Travel Act and Well-being of Future Generations Act;
3. The lack an Environmental Impact Assessment which would have identified potential damage caused the construction of the SUP;
4. Potential damage to artefacts related to the historical heritage of Clyne Valley.
We call upon Swansea’s Cabinet to cease any work on this SUP until all the above points have been satisfactorily addressed.
Update: The petition has been submitted - and rejected twice - by the Labour council but sign below and we'll keep you up to date with further developments.