Cardiff Metropolitan University have shocked residents by submitting two controversial planning applications to build a sports hall and halls of residence.
In June, Cardiff Met launched a consultation and held an open day. Residents from Llanedeyrn, Penylan and Cyncoed attended and vocally presented their objections to the 7 storey, 518 bedroom development that will tower over houses on the Penylan and Llanedeyrn sides. The noise and light pollution will impact on hundreds of nearby houses, whilst the building risks undermining historic woodland. Finally the development has no parking so will worsen the current problems caused by the university and sports complex.
It was expected that the university would try to answer some of the concerns by shrinking the development and possibly introducing some parking, but instead they have pressed ahead.
At the same time the university is proceeding with an unpopular sports hall near the Circle Way West entrance.
The planning applications can be found here
Cardiff Liberal Democrats are opposing this huge over-development.
Llanedeyrn Councillor Joe Carter said: "These proposals are utter madness. Cardiff Met wants to almost double the number of students living on the Llanedeyrn Campus, but will provide no additional parking for students, staff or visitors."
Penylan Councillor Joe Boyle added: "We have nothing against students, but the university needs to be a better neighbour. These are huge buildings that will tower over trees and homes, destroy historic trees and create parking chaos."
What can I do? How can I object?
- Sign the petition here
- Join us for a public meeting at All Saints Primary School, Ael-Y-Bryn, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff CF23 9LF at 7pm on Thursday 11 August
- Email or write to the council to object. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Planning Department, Room 201, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW quoting planning references 16/01760 and 16/01652