The three questions Cardiff council refuses to answer about felled trees in Llandaff Fields

Contractors at the Rise, Penhill Road, Llandaff on the day trees were felled Nerys Lloyd Pierce, the Chair of Cardiff Civic Society said: "We have three questions that Cardiff Council have so far refused to answer.  These are:   Planning conditions - detailed in the arboculturalist's report - stated that tree felling should not take … Continue reading The three questions Cardiff council refuses to answer about felled trees in Llandaff Fields

Penhill House tree felling “does not result in unacceptable harm to trees of amenity” says Cardiff Council planning chief

Trees removed were not of high quality Professional Technical Officers did not object Development does not result in unacceptable harm to trees of amenity, indeed it offers considerable gains in terms of new trees Here is the text of an email from James Clemence, head of planning at Cardiff council to a local resident today … Continue reading Penhill House tree felling “does not result in unacceptable harm to trees of amenity” says Cardiff Council planning chief

How did Cardiff council respond to tree felling in Llandaff Fields?

Works at Penhill Road - the gap is where mature Sycamores stood until 8 June No fundamental breach of planning consent Bird nesting concerns a matter for the Police and Natural Resources Wales Cardiff Council have responded to widespread public concern and anger at the felling of mature Sycamores on public land by private developers … Continue reading How did Cardiff council respond to tree felling in Llandaff Fields?

Will Cardiff residents end up paying for Huw Thomas’ military medicine museum?

Britannia Park, Butetown, future site of the Military Medical Museum Cllr Huw Thomas the leader of Cardiff council claims his plans to locate a military museum on a park in Butetown won't cost anything to the city or its residents. But is this really the case? Does the military museum have a viable business plan? … Continue reading Will Cardiff residents end up paying for Huw Thomas’ military medicine museum?

Llandaff Fields tree felling – the urgent questions that need answers

Trees being felled from within Llandaff Fields public park Cardiff Council has reached a nadir, even by its own standards.  This time, Cardiff Council planning committee sanctioned the felling of mature trees within the park, effectively prioritising the needs of the developer - who wanted a view for his new apartment block - over the … Continue reading Llandaff Fields tree felling – the urgent questions that need answers

Will @huwthomas_Wales plans for a Military Medicine Museum in Cardiff pay their own way?

Britannia Park, Butetown, site of Huw Thomas' proposed military museum Cllr Huw Thomas the leader of Cardiff council claims his plans to locate a military museum on a park in Butetown won't cost anything to the city or its residents. But is this really the case? Does the military museum have a viable business plan? … Continue reading Will @huwthomas_Wales plans for a Military Medicine Museum in Cardiff pay their own way?

#Cardiff residents ask council to stop indiscriminate mowing in city parks

People setting fire to grass mown by Cardiff Council in Tremorfa, May 2020. Photo @wildlypip Cardiff Civic Society, Cardiff Friends of the Earth, Cardiff Bat Group, Glamorgan Bird Club, Cardiff Extinction Rebellion, Cardiff Naturalists, and many others, have signed an open letter to Cardiff Council,  the Welsh Government,  Welsh Audit and Future Generations’ offices, requesting … Continue reading #Cardiff residents ask council to stop indiscriminate mowing in city parks

#Cardiff Bay’s last green space under threat from Military Museum no one else wants

Britannia Park playground, Cardiff Bay Cardiff Bay's last green space are under threat from a Military Museum that nobody else wants. According to a post by those promoting the Museum of Military History other towns and cities were approached but weren't interested. Cardiff was chosen for reasons of proximity to England: "The site in Cardiff … Continue reading #Cardiff Bay’s last green space under threat from Military Museum no one else wants

“No plans” for #Cardiff Riding School, says Cllr Gordon

Responding to our concerns about plans to sell Cardiff Riding School to developers, Cllr Iona Gordon (Riverside - Labour) has issued the following statement: "The Council did not invite external interest in the Riding School. About 18 months ago the Cardiff and Vale College proposed a partnership to extend educational and recreational / therapeutic opportunities, … Continue reading “No plans” for #Cardiff Riding School, says Cllr Gordon