Notice of Vacancy / Hysbysiad am Swydd Wag

Newcastle Higher Community Council currently has a vacancy for a Councillor which will be filled through the process of co-option.

Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election.

The position of Community Councillor does not attract any salary remuneration. Councillors are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the Council and also to serve on a number of Committees which normally meet on a regular cycle. The role is varied and enables local people to use their skills and experience to enhance the work undertaken by the Council for the benefit of the community.

The Council wishes to invite interested and eligible people to submit their applications for the role of Councillor by way of a letter outlining the following:

  • the contribution you believe you could make to the work of the Council;

  • the personal qualities that you would bring to the role;

  • your availability for attending meetings.

The web-link to check your eligibility to become a Councillor is here.

Please make sure that you include your home address, telephone number and e-mail address in your letter.

All members of the community are welcome to apply. The Council is committed to achieving a balanced composition of Councillors that reflects the communities of Aberkenfig and Penyfai.

Closing date: Tuesday 2 July 2019
Applications will be considered at the Council meeting on Tuesday 9 July 2019.

Please send your letter of application to the Clerk at Rock Farm, St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan CF62 4PG

or e-mail it to the Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Replacement Bridgend Local Development Plan 2018 to 2033

The Bridgend Replacement Local Development Plan (LDP) is a high level strategy which must be prepared by the council. The LDP sets out in land-use terms the priorities and objectives of the Corporate Plan. The future Replacement LDP will be required to express in land-use terms the wellbeing objectives and priorities of the Bridgend Public Services Board’s Wellbeing Plan.

BCBC recently invited submissions from developers, landowners and the public for sites for new development, redevelopment or protection in the Replacement LDP.  These sites are known as ‘candidate sites’ and are available to view on the Candidate Site Register.

The submission of a candidate site does not guarantee that it will be taken forward into future Local Development Plan policy proposals. It is also not a planning application.

This site register is not a consultation document but is available for public inspection. Future planning decisions for the area are based on the agreed Local Development Plan that is in place. 

The request for 'candidates sites' across the County closed on November 9th 2018,  and the suggestions put forward  - potentially affecting Pen-y-Fai and Aberkenfig - are included and can be found via here.


NHCC submitted the Pheasant Field, Penyfai as a candidate site for public open space.


Next stages of the development of the Local Development Plan and any future consultation can be found by checking back from time to time on this link or direct to the BCBC website.



Feb 3rd 2019