11th November 2019

Emerging Plans For New Homes And Bridge On The Edge Of Cardiff

Plans to build 250 homes as well as a new road bridge could be brought forward after a request for a scoping opining was submitted.

The application for the site at Leckwith Quays, Leckwith Road, straddles the two local authority areas and was submitted to Vale of Glamorgan Council, with Cardiff Council asked by its counterpart for observations on the proposal.

Submitted by RPS, the scheme involves building homes on the Vale side of the Ely River, with a road bridge over the water and alterations to the junction with Hadfield Road, by the Cardiff International Sports Campus.

The land is currently used for commercial and industrial uses comprising a number of buildings and hard standing areas.

The site is currently located outside the defined settlement limits of both Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and is therefore considered in policy terms to be located within the countryside. However, the site is located in very close proximity to Cardiff’s Capital Retail Park and other existing commercial, industrial and sporting uses.

The proposals seek to redevelop the existing brownfield site for residential uses (circa 250 units) comprising a mix of houses and apartments with associated public open space, landscaping and parking areas.

"The proposals include the realignment of the existing B4267 Leckwith Road link and a new bridge crossing of the River Ely. The existing B4267 runs through the site on a viaduct which is in a very poor state of repair."

Both councils will respond to the application in due course.

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