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Velindre Cancer Centre Pre-planning Application

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The Velindre Cancer Centre have published a notification of pre-planning application for a proposed new development.

Their “Transforming Cancer Services” website describes the development, “The project comprises the new Velindre Cancer Centre including the Specialist Cancer Treatment Centre, Centre for Learning, Research and Development (combined maximum floorspace of 40,000 sq. m), primary means of access (from Coryton interchange), emergency access (via Hollybush Estate), temporary construction accesses, parking, energy centre, landscape works, pedestrian paths, and Maggie’s Centre.”

The application documents are available to view and comments are welcome.

Should you wish to make any comments on the proposed application please address them to: or The Urbanists, The Creative Quarter, 8a Morgan Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1AF by May 8, 2017.

The Conservative local election candidates have published a blog post about the consultation and are asking residents for their views. The Labour candidates have pledged to consult with residents too. I’ve asked the Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrat candidates for their party’s views.

There are concerns about the impact on Whitchurch meadows and the increased traffic that will affect Tongwynlais, Coryton and Whitchurch. Whatever your views, take the opportunity to look at the plans and have your say.

There are two more opportunities to visit the public exhibition on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th at Whitchurch Library. Comments are still welcome until May 8th.

Image credit – Alex Liivet



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2 thoughts on “Velindre Cancer Centre Pre-planning Application”

  1. Please everyone, oppose this development. A new cancer hospital would be amazing but they must find somewhere else for it. The proposals would completely obliterate a beautiful, peaceful green open space full of trees and wildlife and with lovely views of the city. The proposal is to replace this natural environment with large buildings and a multi storey car park, it would be busy with traffic and have a 23 metre high chimney to detract from the natural surroundings.It would also ruin the beautiful and peaceful walk along the old railway cutting between Coryton station and Longmeadow Drive which would be crossed by the access roads. It would seriously spoil the neighbouring nature reserve containing the canal and the Taff Trail. Once green spaces like this are destroyed they are gone forever. An alternative site should be found for the new hospital. I am sure there are previously developed sites in or around Cardiff which are more suitable. I urge you to challenge the candidates for the Council and Parliamentary elections to give a commitment to fighting hard to find a better place to build the hospital, and to avoid voting for anyone who cannot give such a commitment.
    Paul Cartwright

  2. Comments can be made now to the urbanists, on behalf of the applicant, but once the application is submitted comments can then be submitted to the planning department. Just so people realise that May 8th is not the last opportunity to comment.


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