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Cardiff Council obejct to Caerau landfill site

CARDIFF Council has submitted a formal application to object to the proposed redevelopment of Ely brickworks.

The original planning application had been put forward to the Vale of Glamorgan Council due to the site falling outside of Cardiff city limits.

The objection is on the grounds of access and transport issues which centre on Cwrt-Yr-Ala Road in Caerau.

If approved, the site would be filled with ‘inert waste’ in an attempt to join up the two parts of Caerau Wood.

While the waste is not harmful, many local residents have voiced their disapproval about the site and in particular the access routes and number of HGVs in the area.

Officers from Cardiff Transport visited the site last week with Caerau councillor Peter Bradbury before lodging their objection.

Cwrt-Yr-Ala road is a quiet residential road, argue residents

Cwrt-Yr-Ala road is a quiet residential road, argue residents

 

A council spokesperson said: “The City of Cardiff Council’s planning authority objected to this planning application due to the impact of heavy traffic and the impact on the environment.

“The applicant amended their plans to agree to additional survey and testing but this did not outweigh the concerns relating to the use of Cwrt-Yr-Ala Road as a primary access road to the site.”

A spokesman for Ermaer Limited, who submitted the application said: “After speaking to one local councillor we have agreed to limit the delivery hours to between 9am and 3pm to miss all school traffic as well as rush hour traffic.

“Cardiff have objected on account of noise and disturbance if the maximum 28 lorries per day were allowed.

“We are in talks with local residents who wish to shut down the quarry once and for all. I am disappointed that a few people in the area are hijacking the facts.”

The developer has since submitted further documents for the planning application stating that they “understand the sensitivities arising from increased HGV traffic”.

Labour councillor Mr Bradbury, said: “I stand with my residents on this completely because the road is small and narrow with 350 houses off it.”

The official objection will be seen as a success for local residents, who turned out in force at a public meeting earlier this month and also produced a petition with 600 signatures opposing the site.

A decision will be made by the Vale in their March planning meeting.

 

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