Cardiff

Luxury homes planned for Lisvane

View of fields and hedges

Land threatened with development, Lisvane. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Carlyle Developments have submitted plans to build 40 new “executive-style” houses on a 10-acre site in Lisvane.

More than 44 trees would be felled to make way for the stylish houses, including mature ash, oak, sycamore and cherry trees.

Each red-brick home would have six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a double garage.

Changes to waste collection in Cardiff

Recycling lorry on Cardiff Street

Recycling Lorry. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Waste collection arrangements for all households in Cardiff will change on 12 September 2011. The collection day will also change for many people.

Pontcanna landlord in supermarket talks

Victorian shops in Pontcanna

Shops in King Street, Pontcanna, Cardiff. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Pontcanna landlord, Chris Voyle, has submitted plans to create a 2,600sqm ground floor supermarket at the former Pontcanna Pine warehouse on King’s Road. Mr Voyle said he was talking to a number of retailers, including supermarkets, but that no contract had been signed.

New Tesco store threatens Pontcanna shops

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Ballantynes Wine Merchants Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Cardiff Friends of the Earth is concerned about reports that supermarket giant Tesco is planning to open a One Stop convenience store in Cathedral Road, Pontcanna. Waitrose have also denied that they want to open a store in Pontcanna.

Shop locally

Row of Victorian small Shops with flats above

Local Shops in Pontcanna Street, Cardiff. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Before you head off to the local supermarket, think about taking advantage of what your local shops have to offer.

Cardiff Against the Incinerator public meeting

Incinerator chimney smoke

Stepping up the fight

Monday 11 July 2011 7pm

Old Iilts RFC, 1 Splott Road, Cardiff CF24 1HA

Come and hear Vaughan Gething AM and Dr Linda Evans from the Merthyr Incinerator campaign speak about the latest situation.

Stop incinerator ash being classed as recycling

Waste incinerator chimney

The Welsh Assembly Government is consulting on its future waste policy. If the guidance is not changed it will allow bottom ash from incinerators to be included in recycling targets.

There are serious concerns over whether this ash is safe. Doing this also supports incineration as a way of dealing with municipal waste often at the expense of recycling.

The Big Climate Connection lobby in Cardiff South and Penarth

Alun Michael MP and constituents holding a banner saying climate.

Alun Michael MP being lobbied by his constituents during the Big Climate Connection. Photo: Julian Rosser, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Environment Agency decision on the Cardiff incinerator announced

black smoke coming out of an industrial chimney

On 4 November 2010 the Environment Agency announced its decision on whether give Viridor an Environmental Permit to operate their huge, polluting and wasteful incinerator in Cardiff. Unfortunately they have chosen to ignore the evidence that the Cardiff Against the Incinerator campaign submitted and have given Viridor the green light.

Despite this setback the campaign goes on.

Cardiff Incinerator update 19 October 2010

Smoke coming from an industrial chimney

 

National Assembly incinerator protest

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Cardiff Incinerator Protest at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 12 October. About 30 people attended which is good for a week day. Our message is really getting through to those who matter. We need to keep up the pressure if we are to succeed.

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