Outline planning permission has been secured for a major new community in Cardiff. The new community, designed by our Bristol Masterplanners, is located on land just off of Junction 33 of the M4 and will consist of 1,500 homes, a local high street, primary school, community buildings, 175,000 sqft of business space and a unique European style ‘Transferium’ – a transport interchange linking the new community via a Rapid Transit System to the city centre.
The new community has been designed to encourage sustainable transport and movement. In addition to the ‘Transferium’ and transport interchange, dedicated sustainable transport corridors will be provided, including provision for walking and cycling.
Landscaping and high quality public realm has also been incorporated into the designs, utilising and enhancing the open spaces that already exist. The green infrastructure will contribute to biodiversity, recreation, SUDs, green linkages and aesthetic layout. The new community aims to celebrate Gwernyblau Woods and other ancient woodlands that surround the area, improving and enhancing access and encouraging use.
The new community will include a mixture of tenures including houses, apartments and sheltered accommodation for the elderly. The site is allocated in the local development plan for a mixed-use scheme with up to 2,000 homes.
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