“If it wasn’t so upsetting it would be laughable” – residents’ despair as #Cardiff council allow fenced pitch on #SanatoriumPark

By Llio Elgar, a supporter of the Sanatorium Park campaign Cardiff Council is proposing to build a fenced in football pitch on Sanatorium Park. They began building it in the incorrect corner of the park but stopped. It's now being taken down but the land remains fenced in for two months as the grass grows … Continue reading “If it wasn’t so upsetting it would be laughable” – residents’ despair as #Cardiff council allow fenced pitch on #SanatoriumPark

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

#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

Keep our children’s park; No Military Museum, demand local Cardiff residents

Playground, Britannia Park, Cardiff Bay. Credit: Cardiff News Plus Residents of Butetown have written to James Clemence, the director of planning in Cardiff council to object to plans to destroy a children's playground and park in Cardiff Bay and to replace it with a Military Museum. In a 33 page dossier (below) delivered to city … Continue reading Keep our children’s park; No Military Museum, demand local Cardiff residents

The last hour in the life of the 150 year old Copper Beech at Suffolk House on Sunday 9th March 2020

By Joy Lock, President, Thompson Park Area Environmental Group Photo: the copper beech in its full glory, summer 2019 We stood there until the last, in the chill and drizzle, clinging on to the tall steel barriers, watching with horror the brutal end unfolding before our eyes.  We were all looking up at Steve, our … Continue reading The last hour in the life of the 150 year old Copper Beech at Suffolk House on Sunday 9th March 2020

“I am satisfied that the Council’s policies with regard to trees are robust” – Cllr Caro Wild

Full text of a letter from Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport to Cardiff Civic Society received on 20 February 2020 in response to a letter and a meeting earlier that month Quin & Co in the process of felling a mature copper beech in the Conway Road Conservation Area with … Continue reading “I am satisfied that the Council’s policies with regard to trees are robust” – Cllr Caro Wild