There’s a large turnout here today at the Llandaff Institute as Taylor Wimpey shares its plans to redevelop the site currently occupied by BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House and Ty Oldfield, either side of Llantrisant Rd. in Llandaf, Cardiff.
Will Phillips, technical director of Taylor Wimpey said he feels the plan opens up an area which is currently closed to local residents. It’s not a gated community and there could be paths through trees, passing an open public space, which neighbouring residents could use to walk or bike through the proposed estate to access the river and the Taff Trail.
Mr and Mrs Huntley, who have lived in Fairwater Grove East, since the 1960s are most concerned about traffic. Mr Huntley said: “Llandaff village in rush hour is already jammed, you can’t add 400 new homes on this site without things getting significantly worse.”
Some of the other issues I heard raised included: the capacity of local schools, the loss of some trees with existing tree preservation orders, and one resident I spoke with was concerned about the social housing within the plan.
Mr Phillips of Taylor Wimpey said the company will be reading and collating all the input from today’s consultation before moving on to the next step of the process.
If you have a view about the way the BBC Llandaf Broadcasting House is developed, the buyers Taylor Wimpey want to hear from you. They’re holding a consultation day at the Llandaff Institute from 11am – 8pm on 12 February, and everyone’s welcome to attend. This sounds like an open house, rather than a public meeting approach.
There are bound to be discussions about the extra car traffic through Llandaf village which the potentially-close-to-400-homes will bring. Some may lament the potential loss of Dale Owen’s modernist building which has become a bit of a local landmark. Other will want to suggest community facilities like libraries, community centres and health facilities.