Where does it say this? What is the reason for the bridge? and who pays?
It was in yesterdays Echo.
It's to save Gabalfa kids attending Llandaff Schools the long walk along Bridge Road!
Early days yet so no-one's thought of funding!
Actualy a foot / cycle bridge between Gabalfa and Llandaff is a pretty good idea.
I wonder if the intention is to divert the Taff Trail so that it crosses the river at the new bridge rather than at Western Avenue? It would make that section of the trail much more pleasant and attractive.
Incidently the name Gabalfa is derived from Ceubal (ferry) + man (place) so there obviously was a crossing there at some stage.
The discussion was postponed by the committee for the 8th month in a row. There is now to be a site visit. The Committee will visit the site before the next committee meeting in June but have already been recommended by officials in Cardiff Council to approve the development of this site as an urban sports facility.
The suggestion of a cycle/pedestrian crossing at the point of the Llandaff Weir was made to the City Centre Manager several years ago and politely dismissed. However, the finance by Cardiff Metropolitan University of such a crossing here as a price to pay for creating university recreation grounds on the meadow might be a good trade off.
Unfortunately, Cardiff Met is broke and getting broker. Seems a daft idea from their point of view.
Cardiff Met (i.e. formerly UWIC, formerly Llandaff Tech) hardly, if at all, use their existing playing field adjacent to the meadow.
Their aim is to BUILD on the current playing field and/ or meadow, as part of their largely self serving expansion.
That's what this is all about.
The meadow is ( and has been for centuries) a gloriously green haven, for people and wildlife, next to one of the oldest christian sites in Europe attracting discerning visitors from all over the world . And Llandaff Tech wants to put up buildings all over it ( and, in passing, just look at the third rate stuff they've already bunged up).
Reminds me of that line ( duly adapted for these purposes ) in Robert Bolt's A Man for all Seasons
...."For Cardiff Met? .Why Richard, it profit a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. . . but for Cardiff Met!”
This is very interesting.
The road shown on Speeds map (1610) shows the road that connected the Post road (possibly pre Roman) to the main road connecting the Roman Forts through South Wales. It is shown in better detail on the 1880's map of Llandaff.
There was no bridge at Cardiff until the mediaeval period and the previous mention of the derivation of the name Gabalfa indicates that there was a ferry or ford at this point.
Cardiff Planning Committee has decided to defer a decision on the application by Cardiff Met, and has asked officials to advise on appropriate grounds for refusing permission. Bottom line: they do not want this development but want the grounds for refusal to be sufficiently robust to deter legal challenge.
How did you find the planning committee article?
The new Cardiff Council website is an abomination, dead links everywhere!
"Shouldn't they be allowed to though? The URBANO who used to frequent here used to object to the whole principle of planning, thinking instead that the market should elad the way. What's the difference here?"
That is a fallacious argument. Firstly, you do believe in a planning system, Secondly, so long as one exists I am entitled to use it as much as Cardiff Met.
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