Cardiff’s Local Development Plan (LDP) Preferred Strategy – setting out the blueprint for development in the city over the next 14 years – was approved by the city’s councillors on Thursday night at a meeting of the full council.
The preferred strategy, which will now go out to consultation, would see 45,400 new homes built across the city by 2026, the creation of 40,000 jobs through the development of “strategic employment” sites, and investment in public transport after warnings traffic could rise by a third and increase journey times by 40%.
Supporters of the proposals say the houses are needed to cope with the growth of the city, with the population expected to swell by 27% to 408,000 by 2026. But opponents argue it will lead to the “concreting” of the capital.
We live blogged the debate from yesterday’s meeting. Scroll back through the live blog below to see how it unfolded in the chamber.