Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Planning http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/3/0 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 Pontcanna landlord in supermarket talks http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/pontcanna-landlord-supermarket-talks <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Kings_Road_Pontcanna1.jpg" alt="Victorian shops in Pontcanna" /></p> <p>Shops in King Street, Pontcanna, Cardiff. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Pontcanna landlord, Chris Voyle, has submitted plans to create a 2,600sqm ground floor supermarket at the former Pontcanna Pine warehouse on King&rsquo;s Road. Mr Voyle said he was talking to a number of retailers, including supermarkets, but that no contract had been signed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/pontcanna-landlord-supermarket-talks">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/pontcanna-landlord-supermarket-talks#comments archive Planning Cardiff local shopping Pontcanna Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:38:54 +0000 Chris 424 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk New Tesco store threatens Pontcanna shops http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/new-tesco-store-threatens-pontcanna-shops <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Cathedral_Road_Pontcanna1.jpg" alt="Ballantynes_Wine_Merchants_Cathedral_Road_Pontcanna" /></p> <p>Ballantynes Wine Merchants <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.</em></p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/new-tesco-store-threatens-pontcanna-shops">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/new-tesco-store-threatens-pontcanna-shops#comments archive Planning Cardiff local shopping Pontcanna Wed, 27 Jul 2011 06:18:50 +0000 Chris 418 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Shop locally http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/shop-locally <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Row of Victorian small Shops with flats above" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Pontcanna_Street_Pontcanna1.jpg" /></p> <p>Local Shops in Pontcanna Street, Cardiff. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Before you head off to the local supermarket, think about taking advantage of what your local shops have to offer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/shop-locally">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/shop-locally#comments Planning Cardiff local shopping Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:43:07 +0000 Chris 419 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