Plans to build on the woods and meadows have been revised in the light of “various discussions” held between developers and Cardiff Council officers.  Whilst the number of dwellings has been reduced from 45 to 36, saving a few trees, the number of residents expected to live in the estate remains 182, and all traffic to and from the new dwellings will be down a road that cuts through the woods, replacing the woodland walk, to join De Braose Close and so through to Danescourt Way.  The overall site is unchanged, though the 2- and 3-storey dwellings are now packed more tightly into the southern 2/3 of the site, with the proposal to leave a part of the northern end of the wooded area undeveloped.  The intention is that the houses will be owned and managed by the Taff Housing Association.

The green shaded area indicates woodland, which occupies more than half the site.

The plan below shows how the developers propose to replace the woodland and open land with an access road and 36 dwellings.

This web site will be updated with news of this application, and with details for those in the local community who wish to oppose plans to build on this much loved open space.  Two planning applications have been previously submitted for development on this land in recent years – in 2004 and more recently in 2014.  In both cases, the council’s planning committee rejected the applications.  In both cases the applicants appealed against the council’s decision, and in both cases the appeal was rejected.

We are confident that the widespread opposition to this renewed attempt to destroy land that has been designated in the Local Development Plan as protected River Corridor will prevail once again.

Please visit the news page of this site regularly, as details of how to voice your objections will be published here as soon as a formal planning application is submitted.

If you have any questions, or have news relevant to this site, please do not hesitate to contact us at info [at] saveourwoods [dot] org.