Planning Approvals
2017-02-20

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Vectos helps secure outline planning permission for a new community in Cardiff

Cardiff City Council has granted outline planning permission for Persimmon Homes’ masterplanning application for 1,500 new homes at Junction 33. The new sustainable mixed-use development will provide a new 1000-space Park & Ride, a vibrant local hub that will accommodate new community buildings, a primary school, shops, employment and a mixture of new homes.   

Vectos Project Manager Ian Southwell said that Junction 33 is a strategically important site in the future development of Cardiff, and it could play a crucial role in delivering the aims and objectives of the LDP.

"The Park and Ride site has the potential to play a significant role in changing travel patterns and reducing the number of private vehicles which enter the city each day,” he said.

“We undertook extensive traffic modelling work to demonstrate the potential effect of the proposals, including a number of sensitivity tests and theoretical assessments to address the concerns of the Council.

“We also developed a comprehensive network of walking and cycling routes, and worked closely with the client team to develop an innovative lighting strategy for the highway to maintain ‘dark corridors’ and address environmental concerns raised in relation to light pollution.”

The homes at this site will be a mix of houses, flats and sheltered accommodation for the elderly. They will be built on land at Creigiau near junction 33 of the M4. It is one of the sites selected by the council to accommodate 41,000 homes in the next plan period up to 2026.