‘Maltings’ site on Cowbridge Road East

@Philchap sent a request for us to highlight their campaign and meeting. Sounds like a similar scenario to our Pontcanna Pine site, where the developer had two attempts to get his plans for 14 flats approved, then comes back year later with revised proposal with significantly higher negative impact on the area. Developers can rely on ‘protester’s fatigue’ to drive though revised proposals such as this. Good luck – keep us posted, happy to support.
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Public Meeting 6.30pm Canton Community Centre

Application [Reference: 11/02190/DCO] by Taff Housing to construct 28 dwellings on former Maltings Public House Site on Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1GZ.
Click here to view documents on Council Site

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“Thanks. Our campaign is objecting to a massive development on Radnor Road by Taff Housing, ramming 28 flats into a tiny space. Public meeting next Tuesday at 6.30pm at Canton Community Centre. Fair play to Canton Councillors who are objecting, locals are up in arms. We supported the one underway now but this is one step too far, Taff Housing want to buy Radnor Court, demolish the building and erect even more. Approval granted to private developer for decent 22 flats with 20 spaces last year. TH want to overturn it and throw up 28 flats with only 10 parking spaces. Most deflating. It will really change the face of Canton. Thanks for your support.”

6 thoughts on “‘Maltings’ site on Cowbridge Road East

  1. We had a similar issue with the old house on the corner of ely bridge at riverside terrace. Where the developer wanted to knock down the tudor-type corner house and replace it with a 3-4 storey 18 flat department!

    After many years of planning applications, amended planning applications, feedback from local residents and us keeping an eye on the latest plans we eventually ended up with a result that pleased everyone. The 1800 cornerhouse was saved and presereved and now only 3 town houses were built instead of 18 flats.

    I can see the maltings developement being given the green light as there is potential there for adequate off road parking whereas the pontcanna pine site is much more problematic for so many reasons!

    Hope it all works out ok in the end like ours did!

    Lee.

    • Good to get a positive story, we ‘won’ with the old vicarage on romilly crescent. makes you realise the power of community action – it can work, you just have to be strategic and very very determined.
      thanks for the post.

    • Yep, so much going on thats not visible, would be interesting to map out what’s happening… we have that in Pontcanna, been going on for years, this is about our 7th campaign for redevelopments. thanks for the post.

    • Good to get ‘the bigger’ picture in front of the planning committee as they all impact each other.
      Dispersed parking a big problem with us, new developments take up parking around the site, so everyone else parks on nearby streets… and those people have to park on nearby streets… bad news for those that need to have access to road space, the elderly, the most vulnerable and families. Suggest taking photos, quotes etc and producing something visual to communicate a ‘real picture’ story – a picture does speak 1000 words (65% of people prefer seeing things in a visual form) -Thanks for the post.

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