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Planning Appeal on 48 Houses at Radyr Court Road PDF Print E-mail
The developer, Nabatean Ltd., has appealed against the Planning Committee decision to refuse planning permission. Details of the application are here.
Full details can be accessed on the Planning Inspectorate website using the Case Number 2207479 – the link is http://www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk/pcsportal/ViewCase.asp?caseid=2207479&coid=44082  you need to access the documents page and expand the Documents Name using the + symbol.
 
The appellant has requested an Inquiry as the form of appeal. The Inspectorate form states –
This is the most formal of procedures. Although it is not a court of law the proceedings will often seem to be quite similar as the parties to the appeal will usually be legally represented and expert witnesses will be called to give evidence. Members of the public and press may also attend. In general, inquiries are suggested for appeals that:
  • are complex and particularly controversial;
  • have caused a lot of local interest;
  • involve the need to question evidence through formal cross-examination.
Guidance on the Inspectorate website states –
If you want to take part in an inquiry, you need to think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. Most people prefer to make, or read out, a brief statement giving their views. If there are several people with the same views, it is a good idea for one person to speak on behalf of the others. (The Inspector is likely to suggest this approach when opening the inquiry.) Repeating arguments at the inquiry does not help the Inspector, or make the point more relevant. Inquiries are open to members of the public, and although you do not have a legal right to speak, the Inspector will normally allow you to do so. Local people are encouraged to take part in the inquiry process. Local knowledge and opinion can often be a valuable addition to the more formal evidence given by the appellant and the LPA
 
If you wish to take a leading role or partake in the inquiry, please read the relevant articles on their website.
 
A date and venue are yet to be decided.
The Cardiff Council planning application reference no. was 12/01454/DCO
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 20:27
 
Cardiff Local Development Plan 2006 - 2026: Deposit Consultation PDF Print E-mail

Many of you will have heard about Cardiff Council's proposed Local Development Plan (LDP), now is your chance to let the council know your feelings on the LDP.

The plan provides for up to 7650 new homes in Pentrebane and Creigau. These areas are shown in red cross hatching on this map.  You can view the full map here. If these houses are built there will be a significant increase to the congestion on Llantrisant Road in the morning and evening. Although the Council has recognised that problems will ensue, it does not have any firm plan to deal with them and cannot guarantee that any steps will have been taken to address the problems prior to the construction of all these houses. Clearly the result on Llantrisant road in the vicinity of Danescourt is likely to be significant. 

 

You have until Tuesday 26th November 2013 to let the council have you views on this. The documents relating to the plan can be viewed on the Cardiff Council web site or you can inspect them at the Cardiff Council's Planning Offices (County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff and City Hall, Cathays Park), Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm, and at all public libraries.

 

You can attend a public meeting which will include a presentation and discussion at Plasmawr High School, Pentrebane Road, Fairwater - Tuesday 12th November 2013, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Places to be booked in advance, e-mail LDP@Cardiff.gov.uk or tel (029) 20873461).

 

Drop in Exhibitions

(No need to book, just visit during open times - council staff will be on hand to answer queries):

  • City Hall, City Centre - Wednesday, 6th November 2013, 2.00 to 7.00pm.
  • City Hall, City Centre - Thursday 7th November 2013, 2.00 to 7.00pm
  • Llanrumney Hub, Countisbury Avenue, Llanrumney - Friday 8th November 2013, 2.00 to 7.00pm
  • Lisvane Memorial Hall, Heol-y-Delyn, Lisvane - Thursday 14th November 2013, 2.00 to 7.00pm
  • Creigiau Church Hall, Heol Creigiau, Creigiau - Friday 15th November 2013, 2.00 to 7.00pm

Representations in respect of the deposit LDP should be completed on-line by registering at http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ and using the online response form, or by completing the ‘Word’ version of the form and e-mailing it to Cardiff Council, or if you are unable to do so, please download a (PDF) form from the website or e-mail: LDP@Cardiff.gov.uk or contact the address below to request a representation form for you to complete by hand and return to Cardiff Council.

Local Development Plan Team, Strategic Planning, Cardiff Council, County Hall R227, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff  CF10 4UW

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 21:15
 
Danescourt School Report PDF Print E-mail

School visit in July 2013

At the end of term a small group of us [Sue Donkin, Gill Gorwill and Elaine Jenkins] visited our local school, Danescourt Primary. All three of us had been mums and members of the PTA in the 1990s and we were keen to see how things have changed. The head teacher, Judith Davies, joined the school last year and after a period of settling in we decided to approach her to see if we could meet her and have a look around the school at the changes.

Sue, Judith and Gill

It was amazing to see the expansion that has taken place in the buildings. The school is twice the size and full of buzz….. learning buzz, happy buzz, and busy buzz. On the day we were visiting the school it was also accommodating work experience youngsters- perhaps future teachers.

Teachers Planning

During our walk around we watched teachers planning work and others writing reports. We saw rooms which were designated quiet areas and others, where learning through activity was a key feature. The outside areas, which had been redundant spaces all those years ago, are now connected to classrooms and were well used particularly on this sunny day. A really big change was the introduction of closed classrooms in some areas. Of course in this computer driven world, it was no surprise to see so much of it in assisting learning. We were told that the school is looking forward to an update of computer facilities for every child.

After our tour around we shared a coffee with Judith and chatted about general issues with regards the future of “our school”. She told us she was looking forward to the building of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) within the school grounds and was hoping the children would get good use from the facility.

As we left I think we all agreed that we had visited a happy and productive establishment.

We would urge all residents who no longer have links to the school to read their web page to see all the learning activities in which the children participate and all the fun they seem to have.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 11:23
 
Round-About Meadow PDF Print E-mail

Hello neighbours, in April this year I contacted the council and asked them to replace the meadow we lost in 2008 when one of the utilities dug up the land on our side at the Fairwater Llantrisant road roundabout. I’m pleased to say they agreed and here are the pictures of the wonderful display of the meadow flowers on our green space there. I think you will agree they enhance the appearance of the area. Go and take a look before the flowers go over; the colours are fantastic. I for one, look forward to seeing the area develop next year.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 20:19
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