This letter was published in the Western Mail on 20 March 2019. Later that day Cllor Iona Gordon changed her mind and voted against saving the trees, which was led directly to the developers plans being approved.
We must do more to protect our city trees, which play a vital role in tackling the air pollution which can lead to 2,000 deaths per year in Wales.
That’s why it was such good news that principled councillors on Cardiff’s planning committee decided to save precious mature trees in a conservation area at Suffolk House, Canton, from the developer’s axe.
We look forward with optimism to today’s planning meeting, where this decision is set to be confirmed, thus boosting our nation’s capital’s proud reputation as a green city.
Rob Cooper, Eirianedd Evans, Joy Lock, Elen Miles, Diana Morgan, Peter Morgan, Ceri Williams