Progress but problems in Grangetown

Ken Evans, Civil Operations Director. Photo:CNP

Greener Grangetown is helping to change people’s lives in the area. But with the progressive work hitting roads everyday, the residents are facing some parking problems. 

Along the banks of river Taff, Greener Grangetown is a £2 million investment scheme to help manage rainfall better. Instead of travelling eight miles to Vale of Glamorgan through pumping stations, the project aims at diverting rainwater to go directly to river Taff.

The project is one of its kind in the UK .It is supported by the City of Cardiff Council, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales. Using the latest technology, the scheme aims at catching, cleaning and directing rainwater.

The project has also some social side in which it will help make Grangetown a greener, cleaner place to live .It will provide the town with almost one hundred thirty news trees , grass channels kerb drainage and rain gardens .

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One of the water pump digging sites at the banks of river Taff. Photo: CNP

The construction work is led by ERH Communications Ltd .It began last  November and will be completed by  October this year.

So far, the project covers 12 streets:   Aber St, Abercynon St, Bargoed St, Blaenclydach St, Coedcae St, Clydach St, Cymmer St, Ferndale St, Llanbradach St, Taff Embankment, Taff Terrace and Ystrad St.

However, as work progressed in the past few weeks, some residents were largely affected by the parking lots.  While trying to bridge the gap between the contractors and the residents, the contractors have come up with some solutions that might help solving any pending problems.

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A road where the construction project started last month. Photo:CNP

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