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

“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

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

Time for Cardiff council to stand up for trees against developers

Update: 8/11/19 Cllr Peter Bradbury, the cabinet member for culture and leisure has written to us to say that he has asked Cllr Caro Wild (Riverside), the cabinet member for sustainable planning and transport to review Cardiff’s council’s policy on trees and planning.  This follows the council’s public commitment to action, made in June 2019. … Continue reading Time for Cardiff council to stand up for trees against developers

Cardiff’s leaders commit to consider stronger rules to protect trees

Cllr Peter Bradbury responds to City Hall tree protesters Statement a "positive step" say campaigners Cllr Peter Bradbury, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure has agreed to explore ways of strengthening Cardiff's rules to protect mature trees, in a meeting of full council yesterday (18 July 2019) Nerys Lloyd-Pierce, the chair of the Cardiff Civic … Continue reading Cardiff’s leaders commit to consider stronger rules to protect trees