The Labour-run Cardiff Council’s Local Development plan (LDP) had given the go-ahead for 42,000 new homes across Cardiff in the city’s biggest expansion for decades, changing the face of many neighbourhoods in Cardiff West. Following opposition from Conservatives on Cardiff Council, the Labour administration conceded that provisions for new developments were nearly four times too big and only 8,600 new homes are now thought necessary.
Yet numerous hedgerows and trees had already been ripped up and felled, impacting on biodiversity, wildlife and the local landscape. Conservative candidates for Llandaff in May’s Cardiff Council elections Councillor Sean Driscoll and Matt Smith are calling on Cardiff Council to overhaul the flawed LDP.
They said: “As the Plasdwr Development steamrollers through Cardiff West, the opportunity to review the LDP is welcome. “Worryingly two additional candidate sites for housing that impact Llandaff have been put forward. “We will ensure that resident’s views are given full consideration when the consultation opens.”