Friends of the Earth Cardiff - planning http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/276/all en Ask Cardiff Council to get Llanishen Reservoir refilled http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-cardiff-council-get-llanishen-reservoir-refilled <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Lisvane Reservoir closure notice" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Llanishen_Reservoir_closure_notice.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Llanishen Reservoir was built by the Victorians. It is a Grade II listed structure, and the grassland surrounding it is a SSSI.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-cardiff-council-get-llanishen-reservoir-refilled">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-cardiff-council-get-llanishen-reservoir-refilled#comments archive Planning Cardiff Llanishen planning Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:11:44 +0000 Chris 578 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff Local Development Plan delayed http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-local-development-plan-delayed <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="View of fields and trees with buildings on the distance" src="/files/foecardiff/images/fields_Lisvane.jpg" /></p> <p>Greenfield land in Cardiff threatened with housing development. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>On Monday 31 October Cardiff Council announced that the Local Development Plan (LDP) would be delayed for 12 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-local-development-plan-delayed">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-local-development-plan-delayed#comments archive Planning planning Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:04:18 +0000 Chris 461 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Luxury homes planned for Lisvane http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/luxury-homes-planned-lisvane <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="View of fields and hedges" src="/files/foecardiff/images/DSCN1553.jpg" /></p> <p>Land threatened with development, Lisvane. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Carlyle Developments have submitted plans to build 40 new &ldquo;executive-style&rdquo; houses on a 10-acre site in Lisvane.</p> <p>More than 44 trees would be felled to make way for the stylish houses, including mature ash, oak, sycamore and cherry trees.</p> <p>Each red-brick home would have six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a double garage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/luxury-homes-planned-lisvane">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/luxury-homes-planned-lisvane#comments archive Planning Cardiff Lisvane planning Sat, 03 Sep 2011 06:35:09 +0000 Chris 439 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Historic Laundry threatened with demolition http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/historic-laundry-threatened-demolition <p><img width="500" height="332" alt="Protestors in front of the laundry building with a washing line of T-shirts saying Save our laundry" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Save_our_laundry.png" /></p> <p>The old laundry building on the corner of Blenheim Road and Marlborough Road in Penylan could be knocked down to make way for a retirement home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/historic-laundry-threatened-demolition">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/historic-laundry-threatened-demolition#comments archive Planning Penylan planning Sat, 13 Aug 2011 06:54:27 +0000 Chris 429 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Is Cardiff a clone town? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-clone-town <p>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:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-clone-town">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-clone-town#comments Planning local shopping planning Sat, 02 Jul 2011 21:50:25 +0000 Chris 420 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Planning http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/planning <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/image_1025.jpg" alt="Turf roofed house in woodland" /></p> <p>Environmental design at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Cities and their occupants consume huge amounts of:</p> <ul> <li>food</li> <li>energy</li> <li>building materials</li> <li>water</li> </ul> <p>They produce large amounts of:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/planning">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/planning#comments Planning planning Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:17:00 +0000 admin 132 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Better planning http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/better-planning <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/image_1292.jpg" alt="Central Cardiff" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown</em></p> <h2>Better planning</h2> <p>People need a mix of housing, shops, offices, pubs, schools and places of worship within reasonable walking and cycling distance. They should be on public transport routes where this is not possible. For example: offices at public transport interchanges.</p> <p>Placing low-density housing, shopping and office development on separate sites, then forcing people to drive between them doesn't work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/better-planning">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/better-planning#comments Planning planning Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 51 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Planning http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/planning-0 <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/image_1152.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>House of the Future at the Museum of Welsh Life. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>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:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/planning-0">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/planning-0#comments archive Planning planning Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 113 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Llanishen Reservoir update, September 2006 http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/llanishen-reservoir-update-september-2006 <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Llanishen Reservoir security gates with warning sign" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Llanishen_Reservoir_gates.jpg" /></p> <p>Security gates blocking access to Llanishen Reservoir. <em>Photo: Chris Brown. Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/llanishen-reservoir-update-september-2006">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/llanishen-reservoir-update-september-2006#comments archive Planning Cardiff Llanishen planning Wed, 20 Sep 2006 21:01:40 +0000 Chris 432 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Llanishen Reservoir http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/llanishen-reservoir <p><img alt="View of meadows and trees" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1153.jpg" /></p> <p>Meadows at Llanishen Reservoir. <em>Photo: Llanishen RAG</em></p> <h2>Llanishen Reservoir</h2> <p>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 &ldquo;the need for inspection work&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/llanishen-reservoir">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/llanishen-reservoir#comments archive Planning Llanishen nature planning Tue, 01 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 admin 65 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk