City plan is criticised over racial inequality and children’s needs

CARDIFF council has come under criticism from a leading heritage group for failing to address racial inequality or the needs of children in a strategic document setting out the city’s future planning needs. Image: Income inequality word cloud by https://www.epictop10.com This article originally appeared in the South Wales Echo on 20 Sep 2021 and is … Continue reading City plan is criticised over racial inequality and children’s needs

The ten-year plan for Cardiff – NOW is the time to act!

Cardiff Council’s ten-year plan for the city – the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) - will shape the city we love irrevocably. We are also at the tipping point for issues such as the Climate Emergency and the Biodiversity Crisis. Cardiff Civic Society says that NOW is the time to act if we, the citizens, are to … Continue reading The ten-year plan for Cardiff – NOW is the time to act!

“Please complete this survey…”

Cardiff council's increasing use of surveys exacerbates the imbalance of power between citizens and decision-makers, with citizens’ views reduced to x% agreed and y% disagreed.  "I love people power" image courtesy of the Sustainable Economies Law Centre By Tamsin Stirling How many times have you started a survey only to be confronted with questions that … Continue reading “Please complete this survey…”

Why no face-to-face consultation on the ‘LDP’ (the ten year plan) for Cardiff?

Cardiff Council is reluctant to organise face to face sessions to listen to residents views on the next ten year plan. Graphic: Ron Mader Cardiff Council’s current consultation on their next 10 year plan (the Local Development Plan) is relying on online mechanisms which will exclude many citizens. There is appetite in a number of … Continue reading Why no face-to-face consultation on the ‘LDP’ (the ten year plan) for Cardiff?

Risk of confusion as council due to launch TWO huge consultations of the future of the city

'Greener, Fairer, Stronger' launch set to clash with the all important ten year local development plan (LDP) Cardiff Bay, Richard Szwejkowski Cardiff Civic Society has written an open letter to the leader and deputy leader of Cardiff Council. Dear Cllrs Thomas and MerryRE: CABINET MEETING PAPERS - 20th May 2021Cardiff Civic Society has noted the … Continue reading Risk of confusion as council due to launch TWO huge consultations of the future of the city

Good, but self-contradictory – our view on Cardiff’s recovery plan

Now is the time to make our voices heard to make our city one that is fit for current and future generations. We need action not vague promises. The Scott Monument, Roath Park, Cardiff. Pic: Richard Williams On 14 May, Cardiff Council released a report on creating a ‘Greener, Fairer and Stronger Cardiff’, which will … Continue reading Good, but self-contradictory – our view on Cardiff’s recovery plan