From the South Wales Evening Post
SWANSEA Council leader Chris Holley has categorically confirmed land next to the former Valeo factory in Gorseinon will not be used to house Gypsy families.
The Evening Post understands a meeting has been scheduled to take place at the site adjacent to the factory which is now being run by Japanese car parts company Toyoda Gosei on Tuesday next week.
Residents close to the site are planning to attend the meeting to voice their concerns over any consideration given to the use of the site to house Gypsy families.
Mr Holley said: "There are no Gypsy families going there full stop."
The Council leader confirmed the site has been earmarked for use as a cemetery.
He added: "We have got serious problems with cemeteries.
"We have only got Oystermouth and Morriston.
"It is one of those places we have got to set aside. In ten years' time we will need it as a cemetery.
"All of our cemeteries are filling up and we have got to think of the future. This administration thinks of the future."
Gorseinon town councillor Janet Curtice said residents were seriously concerned about the possibility of the site being considered for a potential home for Gypsy families.
She said: "No-one wants it on their patch but it needs to be in a place not among houses and schools."