Cardiff Council’s planning committee meets this afternoon from 2.30 PM at the Ferrier Hall in City Hall, Cathays Park. We’ve digested the applications and here’s what’s on the agenda.
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Phase 2 of Childrens’ Hospital Wales
Up for approval. The second stage of the Children’s Hospital Wales at University Hospital Wales (pictured above) on the Heath.
The proposals involve a new five storey building next to the existing Children’s Hospital. A single storey accommodation block will have to be demolished to make way for the new development.
The application states “it is intended that the building will be integrated with phase 1 of the Children’s Hospital, which was completed in 2004. It will include amongst other facilities, operating theatres, critical care wards, in-patient wards, radiology and outpatients, providing services to children from infants to the age of sixteen.”
The new building will be near the junction of Heath Park Way and Circle Way West at the northern end of the Hospital complex. There have been no objections from local councillors or residents.
Jazzy Jungle faces closure as Cathedral School expands
Cathedral School is applying for permission to change to use of its Memorial Hall from leisure to use as a multi-purpose hall.
The hall will be allowed to have community use outside school hours and host events.
The hall currently houses a children’s play centre called Jazzy Jungle that runs from 10 AM to 6 PM on Monday to Saturday. The owner of Jazzy Jungle, Teresa Dupuy, has objected to the plans.
A petition of over 400 signatures objecting to the application has been submitted by the owner of Jazzy Jungle.
Supermarket plans for former Llanrumney pub re-submitted
Plans to convert the abandoned Carpenters Arms pub on Newport Road in Llanrumney into a supermarket are back on the agenda.
At the September meeting we reported how the plans were deferred for rejection by the committee after a campaign by local residents, councillors and the local MP to have them shelved.
RJS Building Contractors have re-submitted the plans addressing some of the concerns raised about safety around the store and traffic in the area.
Complaints about the application have been received from local residents and a petition of 450 signatures will be presented.
Allegations of threatening behaviour by the applicants have come to light after local councillor Heather Joyce claimed to have received a ‘nasty’ letter from Fletcher Morgan, the agents acting on behalf of RJS, about her opposition to the application. Fletcher Morgan denied the letter was threatening.
Radyr Road flat row to be re-ignited
Controversial plans to put six housing association flats on Radyr Road in Llandaff North have been re-submitted.
Proposed by Cadwin, the building on land between 6 and 8 Radyr Road, has seen a reduction in the height of the development. Four two bed flats and two one bed flats would be provided.
The development has drawn criticism from Jonathan Morgan AM, Jonathan Evans MP, local councillors and a petition of 152 signatures objecting to the loss of privacy and a 147-strong petition about excessive overdevelopment of the site.
Mowgli’s application for longer hours to be refused
Proposal from Mr Mohammed Chowdhury to extend the opening hours of Mowgli’s at 151 Crwys Road.
The Indian restaurant wants to extend the opening hours and permit takeaway sales. It currently opens until 11 PM every day but would like to open until Midnight. It also wants to allow the consumption of hot food off the premises.
The committee is recommended to refuse the plans as “the proposed extension of opening hours would be likely to exacerbate existing problems of late-night anti-social behaviour, and crime and disorder in the Crwys Road area, having a detrimental impact on public safety.”
The application has been objected to by Cathays councillor Simon Pickard as he feels it contradicts the licensing saturation policy covering Crwys Road.