The Snowdonia National Park Authority has now sent out letters notifying interested parties that Gwynedd Council has applied for planning permission to build a bypass at Llanbedr. There is a deadline of 21 days from 27th July 2017 to submit objections. The full application documents are available for inspection at their Penrhyndeudraeth offices during normal working hours, and also on-line at authority’s website at: www.snowdonia-npa.gov.uk
During the nearly four years during which this scheme has been in preparation, neither Gwynedd Council or Llanbedr Community Council have dared refer to it as a bypass, nor have either of these supposedly democratic bodies taken any steps to ensure that the community is generally aware of the downside of such a development as well as any benefits it may possibly offer. That is the reason why Protect Llanbedr exists.
If you would like to consider Gwynedd Council’s proposals in a more detail than the politicians who are promoting them would like, then there are two documents on this site that will help you: Bypass FAQs and Quick Facts. These have been drafted after careful research and are an honest attempt to make sure that people who will be affected if a bypass is built have access to information and arguments that are not otherwise available. You may also like to browse other posts on the site.
At present there is still much that is not known about the plans, particularly regarding Natural Resources Wales concerns that the embankments on which the new road would be built may increase flood risk in and around the village. More information will appear on this site in the coming weeks.
It would be interesting to learn, through the comments, how widely the National Park’s letter has been distributed in the local community.
A copy of the Snowdonia National Park Authority letter can be found here. (If this link doesn’t work in your browser, then right click it an choose ‘Open Link in New Tab’.