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

Suffolk House trees to be felled on Sunday (March 8)

Despite the efforts of the local community, developer, CPS Homes plans to fell the spectacular copper beech and mature lime tree at Suffolk House on Sunday, March 8. Suffolk House, a council owned asset sold off to boost local authority coffers, is a locally listed landmark on Romilly Road.  The copper beech to be felled … Continue reading Suffolk House trees to be felled on Sunday (March 8)

Civic Society plea to Welsh Ministers for Suffolk House trees rejected – update

UPDATE 24/03/20 As previously reported on the Save Suffolk House blog, the Welsh Government were sadly not in a position to save the mature trees on the former Children's Centre site in Canton, Cardiff. Here we provide details of their response N Hemington, the Chief Planner at the Welsh Government wrote to Cardiff Civic Society … Continue reading Civic Society plea to Welsh Ministers for Suffolk House trees rejected – update

Civic Society in attack on council’s tree policy

This article appeared in the Western Mail on Jan 18, 2020. It is written by their chief reporter, Martin Shipton. We are hugely grateful to the Western Mail for their support. Please check out walesonline.co.uk for more excellent coverage on environmental issues* Please support high quality campaiging journalism about our capital city by buying the … Continue reading Civic Society in attack on council’s tree policy

Cardiff’s Suffolk House developer says trees must be felled ‘regardless’

The developer planning 17 new homes on the old Canton Family Centre site says the trees have to go, writes Matt Discombe, South Wales Echo's local democracy reporter Campaigners are keeping up the fight to save some mature trees despite plans being approved to fell them as part of a housing development. Signs have appeared … Continue reading Cardiff’s Suffolk House developer says trees must be felled ‘regardless’

Developer ignores residents’ pleas for trees

John Pinn, director of Quin's developers and CPS Homes estate agents refuses to save mature trees at Suffolk House In an open letter to Canton residents, property speculator Pinn denies he can do anything to secure the future for century old community trees. Local resident and architect, Miranda Dettwyler responded to Mr Pinn saying: "We … Continue reading Developer ignores residents’ pleas for trees

Another little green space killed off by city’s planners

A letter to the editor of the South Wales Echo, published on 29 March 2019 Recently, the Cardiff Council Planning Committee narrowly approved an application to develop the Suffolk House site on the junction between Romilly and Llandaff Roads which will involve the felling of a number of mature trees. This will change the whole … Continue reading Another little green space killed off by city’s planners