Cardiff planning round-up

Plans for a huge housing development in Cardiff were approved this week.

Taylor Wimpey’s plans for 2,500 homes, which has been earmarked for land just below the M4 between Pontprennau and Lisvane, will include a supermarket, schools and a GP.

Plans have been revealed for a new special education needs school in Fairwater and a proposal for a 5G mast in Radyr has been resubmitted.

Here are the stand out planning applications that were made to and approved by Cardiff Council recently.


Concerns were raised by residents and local ward councillors about plans for the 2,500 homes now set for land between Lisvane and Pontprennau.

One councillor for Lisvane, Cllr Emma Reid-Jones said the road infrastructure in the ward is already at breaking point, adding that the development could bring the area to a stand still as well as having an impact on services and ecology.

The applicants behind the development, Taylor Wimpey, said they will fund a shuttle bus service for residents until a commercial service is provided. It will also include cycling and pedestrian routes to encourage active travel.


Plans for a new special education needs school on land to the south of Fairwater Primary School have been submitted to Cardiff Council.

The proposed development forms part of Cardiff Council’s programme
to expand the provision of special education needs education across the city.

Together with another plan to build a special needs school to the south of Pen Y Bryn Primary School in Llanrumney, which will be subject to a separate application, the developments will create places for 72 students.


Plans have been resubmitted for the installation a 15-meter high 5G telecommunications mast.

The proposed location for the mast is for land at Heol Isaf, adjacent to Ty Mynydd Close.

Only last month, plans to install a 20-meter 5G mast at the junction of Heol Isaf and MinY-Coed were rejected by Cardiff Council.

Applicants resubmitted their plans with designs for a smaller mast in the hope that the proposal will be considered more acceptible.


An italian bakery and deli has been granted planning permission to extend its opening hours.

Grano, on Caerphilly Road in Birchgrove has had the conditions of its original application varied to allow it to open between the hours of 8am and 10pm.

The cafe was originally permitted to open between the hours of 8am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 9am to 2pm on Sundays.

The new planning permission also allows Grano to operate as a restaurant.

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