I thought there was an existing thread for the LDP but I can't find it. Apologies if I've overlooked it.
The deposit LDP is imminent - it goes before Cabinet this week.
It builds from last year's Preferred Strategy. I've only skimmed through the documents so far, but the main news seems to be the proposed designation of the ridges more or less from Creigau to the eastern boundary (excluding Pentrych and the Taff gap) as a formal Green Belt.
I suspect this is to soften the political impact of the proposed greenfield developments.
I'm no fan of Green Belts in principle and would argue the valued landscapes north of Cardiff would be protected by other means anyway.
However there is plenty of development proposed (as known already) and as I read through the documents hopefully some juicy ideas will come to light.
Ha! For all those who poo-pooed my idea of duelling Rover Way I reckon that's what will happen, albeit with probably a 40mph speed limit. Also loving the rapid transport route ploughing through Malthouse Farm!
That article shows around 14,500 houses. I thought Cardiff needed 45,000 houses. That's quite a shortfall
The LDP plans for 41,100 new dwellings 2006-2026.
According to the LDP:
11,265 have been built since 2006
1,056 are u/c
5,721 have planning permission
3,546 are awaiting legal agreement being signed
Assumes that 606 dwellings will be demolished or converted to other uses
Assumes that 842 new dwellings will come from residential conversions (e.g. sub-division into flats)
Assumes that 4,346 dwellings will be built on large 'windfall sites' (i.e. 10+ per site)
Assumes that 863 dwellings will be built on small 'windfall sites' (i.e. fewer than 10 dwellings per site)
Assumes that 1,594 dwellings will come from changes of use from other uses
Assumes that 1,853 dwellings within the existing landbank above won't be built for whatever reasons
Allocates 13,950 dwellings on six strategic sites
Allocates 548 dwellings on non-strategic sites
That should add up to 41,273 dwellings
A further 4,000 are considered as "10% flexibility allowance" on three of the largest strategic sites
Unsure if this has already been posted:
Yes, I read that one week ago and am still on the edge of my seat waiting for the announcement!
Nothing much will change, there will be too many competing for their share of the prize. Politicians generally don't do things that benefit the wider population but only what gets them re-elected. In my opinion this will slow things down. Wales under welsh labour doesn't have a great track record on economic development and adding yet another later of bureaucracy with competing interests isn't going to change that.
I suppose it means we can have more bureaucracy, more paperwork, leas results and probably more public sector workers to support this extra layer of bureaucracy which should satisfy the socialists and make us even more reliant on English funding to sustain our jobs base
same old, same old
spoiling for the rest
people really should just bypass the comments as if not thre
Consultation has started on the LDP (until 26th November) - there are a lot more documents online that I don't think were available before. There are quite a few relating to transport and the options that are being investigated for NE Cardiff, NW Cardiff, Callaghan Square, cycling, etc that will keep some of us occupied for a few hours!
Link is: http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=2870,3139,5845,6822&parent_directory_id=2865
I found Appendix M "Rapid Transit Plan" the most interesting until I realised the report was 10 years old!
That ARUP map showing a new BRT (I'm assuming Bus Rapid Transit?) route is worrying.
It shows putting a new bus-only route on the old oft-mentioned railway line running through Pentrebane up to the junction with Waterhall Road, then adding a bus lane all the way down the hill into Fairwater (which would be horrendous as this road is already a nightmare!) all the way along St Fagans road (quite wide and not terribly busy, should be fairly easy) and then a right turn on to the A48 to Ely Bridge (absolute nightmare!) and then down Cowbridge Road East utilising the existing bus lanes.
I can't help but feel they'd have more joy running it along the considerably quieter Pencisely Road rather than adding Bus Lanes to the already heavily congested A48.
It's comedy gold and what I discussed with the planning officers in spring 2013 at a drop-in session at the National Museum. They looked scared at the time. I predicted Lansdowne rd being an urban clearway and bus lane nightmare.
I was wrong.
St Fagans rd to be an urban clearway with no/little residents or shoppers parking and two bus lanes. God help them on the stretch of the A48 to Ely roundabout.
Cowbridge rd East to Vic park to be much like St Fagans rd.
Then Cowbridge rd East from Vic park to the hospital to be 1-way (eastbound) for cars with two bus lanes!
Way to improve the city Russell! A super-duper express bus system just like they've got in somewhere like Rangoon or Ouagadougou! Roll on the Metro!
Appendix 2 Urban Capacity Study and 4 Economic are hardly relevant.
Appx 5 Transportation with Appendix C on Rapid Transit is only an outline - but discounts the Bus RT solution for the NW on performance criteria. So why include the latter in the LDP when it's also unfeasible? To bulk it out and divert people into irrelevances?
Plaid leaflet in Faiwater advertising the LDP public meeting at Plasmawr School on 12 November makes no mention of need to book a place. Will be interesting to see if people are turned away at the door.
Why then does Capital Times and Council website say "to book your place" ?
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