THE Court of Appeal has thrown out the application for a Judicial Review into the building of homes at Stradey Park.
The plans by Taylor Wimpey for 355 homes on the site can now proceed, bringing with them much needed construction jobs and housing.
Carmarthenshire County Council approved the plans some time ago, after campaigners lost their appeal to the Welsh Government to intervene.
They then continued their fight and applied for a Judicial Review which has caused lengthy delays to the scheme.
Chief Executive Mark James said: “The council is pleased to see that the Court of Appeal has upheld the fact that the process we followed was quite right and proper.
“This has been an unnecessary waste of time and money, and we shall be seeking to recover our costs on behalf of the council taxpayers of Carmarthenshire. It has also meant a delay in the payments agreed with Taylor Wimpey to the County Council.
“We hope that Taylor Wimpey will now get on site as soon as possible to build much needed new homes, including affordable homes, for the people of Llanelli.
“This is yet another unfortunate example of a small group of people in Llanelli trying to stop any development taking place; this includes the new school for Furnace and the development of derelict land such as the Grillo site.
“This is costing Llanelli much needed construction jobs and investment at a time when it is sorely needed. It is also denying the children of Ysgol Ffwrnes the opportunity to have first class facilities in which to learn.”