Planning

Stop the Tesco takeover

Tescopoly every little hurts

Cardiff Friends of the Earth want to stop more Tesco stores opening in Cardiff. The dominance of Tesco stores in this area harms local shops.

The Parliamentary All-Party Group on Small Shops investigated the future of small shops in the UK. Its report High Street Britain: 2015, released in January 2006, predicted a bleak future for independent shops. The report predicted that without protection:

Help stop Llanishen Reservoir in Cardiff being drained

View of countryside near Llanishen Reservoir

Countryside near Llanishen Reservoir. Photo: Llanishen RAG

** Campaign update **

Unfortunately we were unable to stop WPD from draining the reservoir to inspect the pipe. Find out more about the campaign to stop houses being built on part of the reservoir.

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Planning

House of the Future at the Museum of Welsh Life. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Friends of the Earth takes action to support appropriate development and oppose unsustainable planning applications. In making decisions on applications among other things we look at are:

Sustainable Design

Solar panels on building

Solar panel at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Appropriate design of buildings and materials minimises their environmental impact

Green buildings:

Support the Bute Park Alliance

Trees being felled in Bute Park to make way for an access road.

Trees being felled in Bute Park to make way for an access road. Photo: Anne Greagsby, Bute Park Alliance.

Llanishen Reservoir update, September 2006

Llanishen Reservoir security gates with warning sign

Security gates blocking access to Llanishen Reservoir. Photo: Chris Brown. Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Llanishen Country Park

Countryside at Llanishen Reservoir

Countryside at Llanishen Reservoir. Photo: Llanishen RAG

A new Llanishen Country Park

We propose a country park stretching from Roath Park, past the Llandennis Oval and along the Nant Fawr. It would include both reservoirs and go along the Nant Ty Draw stream to the M4. It would then continue on to Caerphilly Mountain.

Llanishen Reservoir

View of meadows and trees

Meadows at Llanishen Reservoir. Photo: Llanishen RAG

Llanishen Reservoir

American owned company, Western Power Distribution (WPD) plans to build 326 homes on the site of Llanishen Reservoir in North Cardiff. It has been closed to the public since New Year's Day 2002 because of what WPD described as “the need for inspection work”.

Llanishen Reservoir Planning Inquiry

The pink waxcap toadstool

The pink waxcap toadstool, found at Llanishen Reservoir, is a UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species. Photo: Llanishen Reservoir Action Group

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

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