Residents’ application for judicial review of sewage pump at popular Cardiff park accepted

Residents who are fighting plans to build a sewage pumping station at a popular Cardiff park have had their application for a judicial review accepted.

The Llandaff North Residents Association have been seeking a judicial review of Cardiff Council’s decision to approve a planning application by Welsh Water to build a sewage pumping station at Hailey Park since October, 2022.

Campaigners opposed to the sewage pumping station are currently attempting to raise funds to help cover additional legal costs.

The news comes not long after Welsh Water revealed that it would delay commencing construction on the pumping station until September.

On the construction delay, a Welsh Water spokesperson said: “We were planning to start our work in Hailey Park and Danescourt this month.

“However, due to a number of outstanding issues and the close proximity of the bird-nesting season, we are now planning to begin work on site in September.

“We will continue with our preparations and keep the construction timetable under review. As soon as a new start date is confirmed we will be letting local residents and stakeholders know.”

Campaigners opposed to the pumping station claim the council didn’t have enough information to make a decision on the application back in September, 2022.

One of the claims behind the residents’ association’s application for a judicial review is that the council did not carry out an environmental impact assessment.

If the campaigners are successful in their legal challenge, Welsh Water will have to review its application and submit a new one.


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