Plans have been submitted to Cardiff Council to build a museum of military medicine on part of Britannia Quay in Cardiff Bay. The site is mostly public open space which lies between the Waterguard Pub and Roath Basin.
If the proposals go ahead, this would enable the museum to be relocated from its current home at Keogh Barracks in Aldershot but it would also mean the grade II-listed Lock Keepers Cottage on part of the site would need to be relocated, as would the "beastie benches" and a children's play area.
Whilst we have no issue with bringing a new museum to Cardiff Bay, we feel there are plenty of other sites not too far away where it could be better located so that this well-used area of public open space which forms part of the walkway around Roath Basin could be retained.
Cardiff Council seems more concerned with making a profit from selling the site to the museum owners than on keeping this area for the public to enjoy as it is.
Cardiff Council should therefore work with the museum owners to find an alternative location for the museum, such as the site of the former Doctor Who exhibition. That way we can have both the museum and the public open space.
If you agree, please sign the petition below to help put pressure on Cardiff Council and the museum owners.
I/we, the undersigned, object to planning applications 19/02506/MJR and 19/02508/MNR to demolish and relocate the grade II-listed Lock Keepers Cottage and build a museum of military medicine on valued public open space at Britannia Quay adjacent to Roath Basin as we believe this site should be kept as open space for the public to enjoy. We call upon Cardiff Council to work with the museum owners to help them identify an alternative site for the museum elsewhere within Cardiff Bay.