Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Cardiff
Following extensive consultation with technical stakeholders and the Local Authority, the next phase of Cardiffs strategic site KP2 at North East Cardiff is due to be considered by planning committee. Taylor Wimpey's application for the new neighbourhood offers a sustainable living opportunity of approximately 2,500 new homes on the northern edge of Cardiff, with a range of homes of all sizes and budget.
Residents will be able to enjoy the benefits of having a range of facilities on their doorstep to meet their daily needs which can be easily accessed by the extensive network of cycling and walking routes. The development includes an extensive network of connected green open spaces with play areas, sport pitches, community allotments, orchards and woodlands for all to enjoy.
The new district centre including a range of shops, food and drink outlets, health and community facilities situated close to the new primary and secondary schools.
Integrated neighbourhoods will providing easy access to the public rights of way connections and an active travel network through the new community will include good links across Cardiff making it simple to travel around the city.
Our proposal for North East Cardiff
Off-site Road Improvements
Off-site public transport improvements will be provided along the Northern and Eastern Bus Corridors including provision of bus lanes, bus gates and junction modifications to improve public transport reliability and minimise journey times.
Off site cycling and walking enhancements will be provided along Ty Draw Road, St Mellons Road, Gwern-Rhuddi Road, Cyncoed Road, Rhyd Y Penau Road, Pentwyn Road, Lisvane Road, Heol Glandulais and Croescadarn Road. An off site OVOBike docking station and additional cycling local provision will be provided at Llanishen station.
If planning consent is granted the development will come forward in five phases and the intention that the overall development is anticipated to take approximately 15 years to develop the new community.
Taylor Wimpey is keen to make sure new residents have a community hub at the early stages of the development with the provision of a new District Centre in the centre of the site, with local shops, schools, community and leisure facilities and with close proximity to the rapid connected bus transport route.
Our proposals features
It is currently allocated for residential development in Cardiff City Council’s Neighbourhood Plan
Previous planning applications
History of the site features
Working closely with ecologists, the surveys we have carried out have identified that the site itself does not contain any statutory nature conservation designations. However, a number of protected species have been found to be present on site including badgers, wintering birds, dormice, Great Crested Newts and bats. In addition, the southern land parcel directly adjacent to Lisvane Reservoir is designated for its winter bird population and the reservoir embankments for their grassland ecology.
The retention of key green infra-structure, woodlands and vegetation corridors across the site are an integral part of our plans to enhance biodiversity and prevent biodiversity losses.
Our approach features
The Taylor Wimpey proposals will deliver approximately 2,500 new homes including a target of 30% affordable housing, which will go a long way to meet local housing need.
Considerable new infrastructure is also proposed which includes a an easily accessible new district centre at the middle of the development comprising shops, offices, library, GP surgery, supermarket and leisure uses.
Education provision will also form a key part of the new community and includes a 10ha site for a new secondary school and a 2 form entry primary school alongside associated sports facilities.
2.9ha of employment land will also be delivered providing space for businesses to locate onsite and for those looking to work close to home.
Cycling and walking routes across the neighbourhood will provide easy access to local facilities, the wider City and the open countryside beyond the city limits. This will mean the development is accessible by existing residents in Cardiff who can access the connected green spaces with play areas, sport pitches, community allotments, orchards and woodlands for all to enjoy.
Travel and Transport
Priority will be given to pedestrians and cyclists over the use of private cars to help meet the Council’s 50/50 modal split target between sustainable active travel and the private car.
Safe and direct footpaths and cycleways will be provided to all amenities onsite and high-quality infrastructure will minimise vehicular speeds and prioritise pedestrians and cyclists. The Cardiff OVOBike scheme will be extended into the development and secure cycle parking spaces co-located with public transport stops to encourage multi-modal transport interchanges.
Amenities and facilities
Community benefits features
The development will be high quality, with a sustainable design and distinctive character including the retention of large areas of woodland and watercourses creating new areas of green infrastructure for the community to explore and enjoy. The new development will enhance the biodiversity interest and quality of the land and be delivered in tandem with the new homes and community facilities.
The key design principles to deliver a sustainable development include legible built form comprising of unique community buildings, distinctive gateway areas around access points alongside focus buildings to make it easy and safe to get around.
There will be something for everyone onsite including a number of small play areas across the development alongside a large destination play area by the district centre. 56 allotments will be spread across two locations and green open space corridors will provide connectivity for wildlife with certain areas limited for human accessibility and managed for sustainable drainage.
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) will be embedded as part of the multi-functional green and “blue” infrastructure network.The proposals will minimise energy use through the implementation of fabric and energy efficient design and the installation of low carbon renewable energy systems to generate onsite energy and reduce carbon emissions. Electric vehicle charging points will be included and we will limit carbon emissions further by exploring local sourcing of products and labour.