Protesters gathered outside the Senedd yesterday to voice their support for a family who face being evicted from their farm of 85 years.

As reported previously by The National, the Jenkins family have worked the land at Model Farm, near Cardiff Airport, since 1935. Yet they have been served an eviction notice by the landowner, Legal & General, which wants to build an industrial park there.

The Vale of Glamorgan council granted Legal & General planning permission in mid-July, despite more than 1,000 objections from the public, which included concerns over flooding, pressures on the sewerage system and a loss of biodiversity.

The landowner has promised that the new development would create 3,000 new jobs courtesy of “a very prestigious and high-profile employer”.

Outside the Senedd yesterday, the family was joined by supporters and politicians to oppose the plans for Model Farm.

Watch our video from that demonstration below:

Plaid Cymru MS Rhys ab Owen said what was happening to the Jenkins family was "disgraceful".

"They've had next to no consultation about having to leave the farm, and we're just ignoring all the declarations that have been made about the climate emergency and the biodiversity emergency – those are all being forgotten because they think there are economic advantages to ignoring it," he added.

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Anthony Slaughter, from the Green Party, praised the protesters for "a real sense of community" behind the campaign to save the farm.

"We're in a climate crisis [and] nature crisis," he added. "This is such a backwards step and the impact on the family that's been there for four generations is just wrong on every level."

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