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Planning round-up: April 2012

Planning round-up: April 2012
April 19, 2012 No Comments »

It was a busy month at Cardiff Council’s April planning committee yesterday – the last before local elections on May 3. Here’s a full round-up of all the applications, and the decisions made by the committee. We’ve also plotted them ... Read More »

Controversial Gabalfa student flats given the go-ahead

Controversial Gabalfa student flats given the go-ahead
April 19, 2012 5 Comments »

A controversial proposal to build almost 250 students flats on empty land in Cardiff was narrowly passed by the city council yesterday. Developer Reliant Building Contractors applied for outline planning permission to build six three-storey blocks of flats containing 249 ... Read More »

ELECTION 2012: Cardiff’s local election candidates mapped

ELECTION 2012: Cardiff’s local election candidates mapped
April 7, 2012 No Comments »

On Thursday, Cardiff Council released details of all the candidates nominated to stand in next month’s local election. 359 candidates from 11 different parties have been selected to contest 75 seats across the capital on May 3. The Liberal Democrats ... Read More »

Cardiff schoolboy calls on litter louts to clean up their act

Cardiff schoolboy calls on litter louts to clean up their act
April 6, 2012 9 Comments »

A Cardiff primary school pupil is calling on the community to clean up its act and take pride in its streets. Ten-year-old Tomos Rhydderch wrote to the Echo to say he was horrified by the state of the streets in ... Read More »

Cardiff Council set to close half of its office buildings in cost-saving bid

February 14, 2012 2 Comments »

Wales’ biggest council is set to close almost half of its 51 office buildings over the next three years as it attempts to clear a multi-million-pound maintenance backlog. Cardiff Council has revealed it plans to sell or move out of ... Read More »

Help us map Cardiff’s potholes

Help us map Cardiff’s potholes
February 2, 2012 3 Comments »

Cardiff Council has announced plans for a £1.4m blitz on pothole-ridden roads in the capital. With the council pledging to spend the money over the next three financial years trying to sort out the damage caused by successive freezing winters, ... Read More »

Bute Park set to open later during winter

October 21, 2011 1 Comment »

Cardiff cyclists are celebrating after a successful campaign to keep one of the capital’s best-loved parks open after dark in the winter. The opening hours at Bute Park have been extended during October, November and December to allow commuters to ... Read More »

Gabalfa residents criticise Cardiff University student halls plan

September 1, 2011 No Comments »

Angry householders have criticised Cardiff University for providing only seven parking spaces in its plans for a new 179-bed student apartment block in Gabalfa. Residents say the seven-storey building, at Talybont Gate, will increase parking problems in an already heavily ... Read More »

Car ploughs into central reservation in Gabalfa

August 12, 2011 No Comments »

A car has ploughed into the central reservation along Western Avenue, in Gabalfa. The incident happened shortly after 7.30pm yesterday (Thursday) evening. A South Wales Police spokeswoman said the barrier had collided with the car’s passenger side, although the driver ... Read More »

Police arrest teens over armed raids at three Cardiff shops

Police arrest teens over armed raids at three Cardiff shops
August 4, 2011 No Comments »

Three teenagers were in custody last night after being arrested on suspicion of armed robbery following raids at three Cardiff shops. Two of the suspects, aged 18 and 19 respectively, were arrested at their home addresses in the Cathays area ... Read More »