A Llantwit Major man has told The GEM he believes that the road leading to the recycling site at Llandow, which is in poor condition, could lead to people being deterred from using it, leading to more flytipped rubbish.
Derek Dew told The GEM: “On more than one occasion I have contacted the Vale Council offices concerning the access road to the Llandow recycling site.
“The access road is now in such a poor and dangerous condition that it is, I am sure, contributing to the increase in fly tipping.
“The council’s stance is that because the road is privately owned, they have no say in the matter.
“My stance is that council tax pays for this service and the owners of the site get rental from the council, therefore, the council could, and should put pressure on the owners to repair the access to a safe and reasonable standard to allow the safe use of this valuable service to the community.”
Mr Dew said the council must have some sort of contract in place which binds them to carrying out maintenance.
A representative of the Vale Council said that in the past it had filled in potholes, even though it was not its responsibility.
Coun Peter King, cabinet ember for building services, highways and transportation, said: “This is a private road on the Llandow Industrial Estate and so its maintenance is the responsibility of the landowner, not the council.
“In the past the council has filled a number of potholes along the road as a gesture of goodwill and we will liaise with the landowner in an effort to address concerns over the its condition.”