Proposals for a much-needed regeneration of a Cardiff shopping centre are to be exhibited to the public.
Cardiff council is making clear their plans for the proposed facelift of the Maelfa Shopping Centre in Llandeyrn over the coming weekend with a series of public exhibitions, beginning this Friday.
The centre, built in the 1970s, has become outdated and was identified by council chiefs as a priority for regeneration due to its poor shopping provisions, high levels of retail vacancies and lack of community facilities.
Under the new proposals, the Centre’s regeneration, which was given outline planning consent in September 2007, would bring about new, improved shopping provisions, community facilities, which include a library and day centre, and a range of new housing and apartments. Plans for a new health centre, play area and improved parking facilities have also been outlined.
Councillor Judith Woodman, executive member for communities, housing and social justice said: “The proposals for the Maelfa Centre represent exciting changes for the area and I would encourage residents to take this opportunity to view the plans.”
The exhibitions for the regeneration, which will be financed by council investment and the sale of land for housing, will be held in the Maelfa Shopping Centre on Friday 20th May and Saturday 21 May from 10am until 4pm. An evening session will be held in The Powerhouse Neighbourhood Learning Centre on Monday 23 May from 3.30pm until 6.30pm.
Anyone is able to come and view the proposals and council staff will be on hand to explain the centre’s regeneration, plans and answer any questions.
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