Cycle super highway – @carowild’s secret plans for Sophia Gardens, #Cardiff

Current bike path, Sophia Gardens (Neil Schofield) An open letter to Councillor Wild, published in this week's South Wales Echo As no reply to Cardiff Civic Society’s questions have been forthcoming, we would like to raise these points in a public forum. We have been made aware that new plans exist for parts of the … Continue reading Cycle super highway – @carowild’s secret plans for Sophia Gardens, #Cardiff

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

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?

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

“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

Ysgol Farchogaeth Caerdydd dan fygythiad – eto

Mae ysgol farchogaeth Caerdydd yn werddon wledig ogoneddus yng nghalon Caerdydd. Yr Hydref diwethaf dathlodd y sefydliad ei ben-blwydd yn 50. Mae'r ysgol yn un o'r unig ysgolion marchogaeth, sy'n eiddo i'r awdurdod lleol yn y wlad, gyda chefnogaeth grŵp ffrindiau gwych mae'n darparu gwasanaeth marchogaeth amhrisiadwy i'r anabl. Yn 2013, nododd Cyngor Caerdydd ei … Continue reading Ysgol Farchogaeth Caerdydd dan fygythiad – eto

Civic Society responds to Cardiff Council plans to build a Cycleway through Bute Park

Here is the text of our formal response to Cardiff Council consultation on their proposals to build a Cycleway through from Western Avenue to Cowbridge Road East through Bute Park and Sophia Gardens 1.  CONTEXT:  This consultation is part of a process to implement a policy for a ‘Cycling Superhighway’.  The current phase is being … Continue reading Civic Society responds to Cardiff Council plans to build a Cycleway through Bute Park