Planning round-up: 15/09/10

September 16, 2010 2 Comments »

Radyr Road social housing development deferred

Plans for a six housing association flats caused outrage in Llandaff North and were deferred for rejection by councillors.

The flats, proposed by Cadwin, were on land between 6 and 8 Radyr Place and met with a 150-strong petition of local residents.

41-year-old Sarah Price, who would have had the development adjoined to her property, was pleased with the decision.

She said: “I didn’t want this bolted onto the side of my house. It would block out a lot of light and I’m an end terrace so I’d lose a lot of value for my property.

“It would have been nice to have been consulted on this development, we’ve said four would be okay but six is an overdevelopment.”

Barrie Davies of Asbri Planning speaking on behalf of the applicants said the local residents had mis-conceptions of housing association residents.

Whitchurch conservation area protected

Three detached houses will not be allowed to be built in the Church Street conservation area of Whitchurch.

The Whitchurch Heritage Action Group and Whitchurch councillor Tim Davies were successful in their lobbying to prevent the building of new houses at 2, 4 and 6 Church Street.

The Action Group argued that the buildings were not in keeping with the conservation area.

Garden grabbing in Old St Mellons

Planning committee approved plans for two detached dwellings to be built in the garden of Highfield, Druidstone Road in Old St Mellons.

56 local residents objected and Coun David Walker, Lisvane, called for a site visit but the committee found no reason to reject the application.

Coun Walker said: “This is a small community. A village community. There’s a big problem with garden grabbing and I have concerns over the unneighbourlyness of this development.”

Site visit for Llanrumney extension

Councillors originally voted against a site visit to 32 Taunton Crescent before doing a U-turn after a 20 minute debate.

Plans for a roof extension from hip to gable caused such a disagreement between the planning committee they settled on a site visit.

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