Help Save Creigiau
The Preferred LDP Strategy by Cardiff Council will have major implications for
the North West of Cardiff, with Creigiau and St Fagans seeing the most dramatic
impact. Three sites in this one ward alone are put forward by the strategy
resulting in the potential of over 10,000 new houses.
A six week consultation period
on the Preferred Strategy took place from 1st November to 14th December 2012.
The consultation saw the council hold community drop in sessions in both
Creigiau and St Fagans villages, as well as full public briefings held across
the City including Fairwater Leisure Centre.
The main concerns raised included overestimated growth expectations,
infrastructure problems (eg roads, schools, sewerage, public transport, etc),
loss of green fields, destruction of local village heritage, and lack of
co-ordination with neighbouring councils.
The turnout at the Drop-In session at
Creigiau Church Hall was the highest across the whole city. Public meetings were
held in both Creigiau and St Fagans and leaflet campaigns organised on a locally
You will also notice the on-going ‘Save Creigiau’ poster /
banner campaign to keep the profile high in 2013. You can still take part in our
on-line survey by Clicking Here. Community Councils in all areas of North West
Cardiff (including Pentyrch, St Fagans and Radyr) came together to organise
training sessions for their Community Councillors. It gave them informed
knowledge from planning experts on how to respond to the LDP consultation in a
manner that would have the most effect. The Community Councils also commissioned
a professional traffic consultation report to give substance and credibility to
their responses. It was fantastic to see Community Councils working together to
share information and formulate a joint response. A
A petition signed by of over
1000 people, representing nearly every household in Creigiau, was formally
presented by County Cllr Graham Thomas at the full meeting of Cardiff Council in
December 2012. Many local residents came along to support and we also created an
impact by forming a protest outside County Hall prior to the meeting. During the
debate that followed, Cllr Thomas also pressed Cllr Ralph Cook, the Cabinet
member responsible, to justify the growth figures of 45,000 new homes outlined
for Cardiff in the LDP Strategy. The outcome of the consultation period was that
many different parties and individuals have put forward informed and
constructive views to Cardiff Council for them to consider.