Plasdŵr will develop over 15 to 20 years and so lots of questions will emerge over time and be added here. If you have a query that is not covered here, please get in touch via our Contact page.
Through the section 106 agreement, developers will provide £27.76million to support transport, including improvements to existing infrastructure including originalised junctions and increased bus lanes and services.
Plasdŵr itself has been cleverly planned to enable to walk, cycle and use public transport more easily than their cars, cutting journey times and maximising convenience. So lots of cycling and pedestrian routes are planned as well as high quality bus services, to get people to work, school and to their leisure activities.
Where Plasdŵr adjoins its neighbouring communities in phases 1 &2, there will be improvements to Llantrisant Road, Heol Isaf and Pentrebane Road to encourage use by pedestrians. On the llantrisant road junctions with Heol Isaf and Clos Parc Radur, buses will be given priorityand an additional buslane provided, and an extension of Pentrebane Road is planned into the new development, plus a widening of Pentrebane Road to accommodate buses.
Plasdŵr will include the introduction of three new super cycleways through the site, connecting to the Taff Trail and the Ely Trail. Generally there will be buses running up to every five minutes, and people will be able to connect between buses, between bus and rail, and bus and bicycle.
30% of Redrow’s Cae St Fagans site on the south of Pentrebane road will be affordable housing.
New health facilities are proposed for the next phase of development.
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The LDP proposes the legal framework for the development and use of land within Cardiff up to 2026. It provides the context for determining local planning applications.
It states that initiatives for major economic growth in south east Wales should be focussed in a corridor from Cardiff Bay and city centre to Llantrisant and Talbot Green.
Cardiff has an identified housing need to cope with existing demand and continuing and projected demographic and economic growth. It is already widely accepted that we need to develop in north west Cardiff, with the Wales Spatial Plan Update 2008 (WSPU) identifying the area around Llantrisant and north west Cardiff as suitable for sustainable development. It also states that initiatives for major economic growth in south east Wales should be focussed in a corridor from Cardiff Bay and city centre to Llantrisant and Talbot Green.
The masterplan for Plasdŵr received planning in March 2017 and represents an opportunity to enhance Cardiff even further by creating its own garden city – a great place for people to live, work and play. The fact that this entire development can be delivered on land under single ownership is also extremely helpful as it eliminates many of the complex land assembly issues normally associated with a project of this scale.
So, when we were preparing the proposals, we looked at connections and movements first, as these tend to be the drivers for commerce and growth which, ultimately, establish places. The plan therefore identifies where the main movement corridors will be and builds up a comprehensive hierarchy of routes – footpaths, cycle routes and roads. Taking the topography of the land into account, and the need to knit sensitive areas of landscape into the development, this network forms the foundation stone of Plasdŵr as a sustainable place.
From there, we looked at land use distribution, balancing community, retail, business and housing uses, and developed more detailed design.
Please see the Design and Access Statement in the downloads section for more detail.