The vision for Plasdŵr is to create a world-class, sustainable community, blending heritage with contemporary living in a country park setting. It takes its inspiration from the successful design elements of the garden city movement, founded on the principles of “fresh air, sunlight, breathing room and playing room”.

With lots of open, green spaces, Plasdŵr is planned to be one community made up of four distinct areas of individual character. Its residents will choose from a mix of apartments, town houses and luxury family homes within a community offering them a secondary school, four primary schools, health centres, shops and offices, pubs and restaurants, leisure centres, playing fields, play areas, parks and managed heritage woodland. With an estimated 3,000 jobs created, they will be able to live, work and play in their own community while also having the capital on their doorstep.

Sustainability is a key feature of the vision, with all buildings to be constructed using the latest environmentally responsible techniques and design features. While cars will naturally have their place here, the proposals for Plasdŵr contain a carefully planned hierarchy of roads, paths and cycleways to maximise walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

Offering homes for families, couples, students and older people needing care, the plan is for one main centre plus three smaller centres, each with its own identity and character created through carefully planned, high quality design.

The highest quality construction of homes across the full mix of tenures will be in a wide range of styles, all with an emphasis on contextual design, combining traditional materials with contemporary features.

Offering a historical countryside setting with easy contemporary living on the outskirts of Europe’s youngest capital, the plan is for Cardiff’s 21st Century garden city to perfectly complement its vibrant city centre, thriving bay and neighbouring, prosperous communities.

Please browse this section for some more details on what is proposed at Plasdŵr, and visit the Planning section to look at the Design and Access Statement where you will find a lot more detailed information, images and plans.