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Thousands of new homes planned for Cardiff

09 Jun 2023 2 minute read
Cardiff

Ted Peskett, local democracy reporter

Plans revealed by Cardiff council show that tens of thousands of new homes could be built in Cardiff over the next 13 years.

The council’s preferred option for its future development plan, known as the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP), would be an annual growth rate for housing of 1% up until 2036.

If this is comes into fruition after a lengthy process of consultation and cabinet approvals over the coming years, it could mean the development of 26,400 new homes.

A Local Development Plan (LDP) is used by local authorities to control development and identify areas of land for protection.

The council said that the 26,400 homes can be delivered through existing planning permissions, or on land which is already identified for new development in the current LDP which was approved in January 2016.

Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning and transport, Cllr Daniel De’Ath, said: “The Preferred Strategy doesn’t purely focus on housing growth, but social, economic, cultural and environmental factors to ensure we use the RDLP to control new development and develop sustainable neighbourhoods which will further enhance Cardiff as a sustainable city and help combat the ongoing threat from climate change.”

Cardiff Council’s cabinet members will be asked to approve the RLDP preferred strategy at a meeting on Thursday, June 15.

Consultation

If approval is given, a consultation period will follow before a final plan is considered by cabinet members in June 2024.

This final plan, also known as the deposit plan, will also go through a consultation process before being submitted to the Welsh Government for examination in May 2025.

The RLDP is expected to be fully adopted by November 2025.

If approved, the RLDP could also see 6,000 affordable homes built across the city over the lifetime of the plan and create more than 32,000 jobs.

Other options which were looked at by the council included growth rates of 0.6% and 1.6% per year.

A council report, which will be discussed by a scrutiny committee on Thursday June 15, states that the plan for a growth rate of 1% is the “most realistic choice in terms of deliverability.”


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
10 months ago

It’s the word ‘could’ again…

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
10 months ago

Sustainable homes – nice idea but that is not what will be assembled if the usual house building culprits are allowed to do the work. At the very least the developments should be to Passichaus Standard.

Malcolm Gaskell
Malcolm Gaskell
10 months ago

What should be built is 26,000

Social. Houses

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
10 months ago

Yes, and to Passivhaus Standard. Apologies for the finger mess.

Ter
Ter
10 months ago

Wales is 16 from the bottow of 240 countries with regards nature and biodiversity. With built up areas contributing to 30% of C02’s this is the last thing we should be doing,

Rachel
Rachel
10 months ago
Reply to  Ter

Totally agree. Cardiff Council needs to stop paying lip service on environmental issues and take it seriously. We have too many housing developments already.

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